Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

(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.

Lemna gibba (Inflated Duckweed)
Lemna valdiviana (Pale Duckweed)

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