Presented in Association with the Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Lemnaceae (Duckweed Family)
The Lemnaceae are small, highly reduced aquatic plants. They are stemless and leafless and
consist mostly of a plant body and small roots. Flowers are rare
or inconspicous with propagation mostly by vegetative proliferation. The plant body usually has
numerous air spaces, and the stomata are on the upper surface.