Lemna minuta Kunth

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Lemna minuta Kunth

  • Description

    Species Description - Thallus flat or nearly so on both sides, thin-margined, smooth or with a few low papillae along the midline above, ovate to elliptic, symmetrical or nearly so, solitary or sometimes 2(+) together, not anthocyanic, 1–2.5 mm, mostly 3/5 to fully as wide, the single obscure nerve reaching at most 2/3 of the way from node to apex; spathe open; fr exserted, elongate, tapering to the persistent terminal style; seed solitary, elongate, evidently ribbed; 2n=36, 40. Mainly w. U.S. and temp. S. Amer., perhaps not in our range. (L. minima; L. minuscula)