Lemna L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 970 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Cosmopolitan.

Distribution

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aldabra, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Aruba, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burkina, Burundi, Buryatiya, Cabinda, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Central European Rus, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, Chile Central, Chile North, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Colombia, Colorado, Comoros, Congo, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Føroyar, Gabon, Galápagos, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Libya, Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Myanmar, Namibia, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Rodrigues, Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Sakhalin, Samoa, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Sinai, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Southwest Caribbean, Spain, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Svalbard, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Turks-Caicos Is., Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Western Sahara, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Ascension, Assam, Nicobar Is., Sri Lanka, St.Helena

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 8: 200.
  • Sp. Pl. 970 (1753)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Daubs, Monogr. Lemnac.: 16–34 (1965).
  • Hartog & Plas in Blumea 18: 360–364 (1970).
  • L., Sp. Pl.: 970 (1753).
  • Landolt, Biosyst. Invest. Fam. Duckweeds, Family Lemnaceae 1: 471–494 (1986).
  • Lenticula Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 471 (1763).

CATE Araceae

  • Landolt, E. 1998. Lemnaceae The Families and Genera of Flowering Plants.. 4: 264-270
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2008. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Daubs, Monogr. Lemnac.: 16 (1965)
  • Hegelm., Lemnac. Monogr.: 134 (1868)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 417 (1754)
  • N.E. Br. in F.T.A. 8: 201 (1901)
  • Sp. Pl.: 970 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1979 Drummond; Hemsley [4141] Kenya K000499403 Yes
Jan 1, 1975 Powys, P. [89] Kenya K000499402 Yes
Feb 9, 1964 Verdcourt [3975] Kenya K000499401 Yes
Broadbent, J.A. [22] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.104 No
K:SPC-24307.000 No
K:SPC-24309.000 No
Broadbent, J.A. [25] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.095 No
Broadbent, J.A. [28] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.089 No
Broadbent, J.A. [24] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.090 No
Hepper, F.N.; Field, D. [5515] Tanzania K:SPC-34364.000 No
Schodde, R. [2674] Papua New Guinea K:SPC-25394.000 No
Broadbent, J.A. [29] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.091 No
Hepper, F.N. [3773] Mali K:SPC-32680.000 No
Chandler, P. [1731] Uganda K:SPC-22463.000 No
Wickens, G.E. [3568] Nigeria K:SPC-37983.000 No
[Van Catthem, I.J.] [1001] Kenya K002468130 Yes
Hepper, F.N. [3951] Cameroon K:SPC-32692.000 No
Brenan, J.P.M. Zambia K:SPC-24313.000 No
Hepper, F.N. [4036] Cameroon K:SPC-32698.000 No
Seychelles K:SPC-33952.000 No
Broadbent, J.A. [316-1Fe] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.086 No
Harley, R.M. [9122] Tanzania K:SPC-24314.000 No
Cook, C.O.K. [522] Nigeria K:SPC-25599.000 No
Broadbent, J.A. [8] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.093 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5201] India K001120103 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-24323.000 No
Hepper, F.N. [3615] Mauritania K:SPC-32684.000 No
Broadbent, J.A. [15] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.097 No
Hepper, F.N. [5633] Yemen K:SPC-34348.000 No
Simpson, N.D. [6112] Egypt K:SPC-36483.000 No
Broadbent, J.A. [14] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.098 No
Broadbent, J.A. [18] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.092 No
Hepper, F.N. [3649] Mauritania K:SPC-32678.000 No
Kenya K:SPC-42061.001 No
Hepper, F.N. [3830] Mali K:SPC-32687.000 No
Hepper, F.N. [3908] Nigeria K:SPC-32683.000 No
Broadbent, J.A. [30] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.102 No
Melville, R. [212] Australia K:SPC-35448.000 No
Broadbent, J.A. [33] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.087 No
Melville, R. [2216] Australia K:SPC-36868.000 No
Broadbent, J.A. [16] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.099 No
Meikle, R.D. [955] Nigeria K:SPC-23955.000 No
Broadbent, J.A. [5] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.100 No
Simpson, N.D. Sudan K:SPC-36484.000 No
Hepper, F.N. [3771] Mali K:SPC-32711.000 No
Hepper, F.N. [3681] Mauritania K:SPC-32694.000 No
Hall, J.B. [3038] Ghana K:SPC-24973.000 No
Simpson, N.D. [6095] Egypt K:SPC-36495.000 No
Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [4095] Cote d'Ivoire K:SPC-27522.000 No
Drummond, R.B.; Hemsley, J.H. [1317] Tanzania K:SPC-24315.000 No
Wickens, G.E. [3570] Nigeria K:SPC-37984.000 No
Brenan, J.P.M. [8768] Nigeria K:SPC-23952.000 No
Maheshwari, S.C. India K:SPC-23596.000 No
Verdcourt, B. [290] Tanzania K:SPC-24317.000 No
Eyles, F. [7949] Zimbabwe K:SPC-24316.000 No
Hepper, F.N. [3778] Mali K:SPC-32693.000 No
Spruce, R. [s.n.] Peru K000201335 Yes
Broadbent, J.A. [6] Benin K:SPC-06049.082 No
Leonard, J. [3853] Chad K:SPC-28497.000 No
Meikle, R.D. [1329] Nigeria K:SPC-23963.000 No
Harley, R.M.; Taylor, N.; Zappi, D.C. [25515a] Brazil K:SPC-58015.000 No
Broadbent, J.A. [26] Nigeria K:SPC-06049.084 No

Sources

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  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
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    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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