Wolffia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Herb floating at water surface, solitary or 2 thalli remaining connected. Roots absent. Thallus symmetric, thick, ± globular, ellipsoid or ovoid, the greatest part of the thallus submerged, green; veins not visible; dorsal and ventral scale absent. Budding pouch with lateral (actually basal) slit. Inflorescence of 1 female and 1 male flower; bract absent; anther unilocular.

About 11 species, cosmopolitan, in temperate and tropical regions; 2 species in Victoria.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Lemnaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-28
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Alismatales
family Araceae
Higher taxa
genus Wolffia
Subordinate taxa