Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Lemna gibba Linnaeus
(Inflated Duckweed)


Family: Lemnaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Lemna gibba, found as floating individuals rather than matted, is easily recognized under the microscope. The fronds are strikingly inflated on the lower surface, very unlike the relatively flat profile of other Lemnaceae here. Lemna gibba is found at lower elevation in slowly moving water.



Lemna gibba, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Sycamore Canyon near Cliff, November 3, 2009



Lemna gibba, closeup (with Azolla mexicana), photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Sycamore Canyon near Cliff, November 3, 2009



Lemna gibba, macro of profile showing inflated lower surface, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Sycamore Canyon near Cliff, November 3, 2009



Lemna gibba, macro of upper surface, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Sycamore Canyon near Cliff, November 3, 2009



Lemna gibba, closeup of whole plant measured, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Sycamore Canyon near Cliff, November 3, 2009


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