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Taxon: Wolffia arrhiza (L.) Horkel ex Wimm.

Genus: Wolffia section: Wolffia
Family: Araceae subfamily: Lemnoideae. Also placed in: Lemnaceae
Nomen number: 403878
Place of publication: Fl. Schles. ed. 3, 140. 1857
Name verified on: 20-Dec-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-Dec-2002
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • rootless duckweed   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • wurzellose Zwergwasserlinse   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German

Economic importance:

  • Animal food: fodder   (fide E. Landolt, pers. comm.)
  • Weed   (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Rwanda
    West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Nigeria; Senegal; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique
    Southern Africa: Botswana; South Africa - Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Iran; Israel
    Caucasus: Georgia
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Jammu and Kashmir
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland
    East Europe: Belarus; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy [incl. Sicily]; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Brazil: Brazil - Rio de Janeiro

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Eastern Asia: Japan
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Slovakia
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California [s.]
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Brazil: Brazil

References:

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Wolffia arrhiza (L.) Horkel ex Wimm.:


Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?403878 (22 November 2014)

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