Spirodela oligorrhiza (Kurz) Hegelm.

First published in Lemnac.: 147 (1868)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. Tropical & S. Africa to W. Indian Ocean, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to SW. Pacific. It is a hydroannual and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Bangladesh, Cape Provinces, Chatham Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Fiji, Free State, India, Japan, Jawa, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Mauritius, New Caledonia, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, South Australia, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tasmania, Thailand, Tibet, Vanuatu, Victoria, Vietnam, Western Australia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Brazil Southeast, California, Canary Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Delaware, District of Columbia, Egypt, Florida, Georgia, Guyana, Illinois, Italy, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Netherlands, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Spain, Tennessee, Texas, Turkey, Venezuela, Virginia, Windward Is.

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Ward, D.B. (2011). Spirodela oligorrhiza (Lemnaceae) is the correct name for the Lesser Greater Duckweed. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 5: 197-203.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • 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. [Cited as Landoltia punctata.]
  • Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia. [Cited as Landoltia punctata.]

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2008). Flora Iberica 18: 1-420. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Haigh, A. & Boyce, P.C. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 12(1): 1-54. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Pasha, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide. Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. & Pot, R. (2007). Landoltia punctata (G.Mey.) D.H.Les & D.J.Crawford (Smal Kroos), nieuw voor Nederland. Gorteria; Mededelingenblad ten Dienste van de Floristiek en het Vegetatie-Onderzoek van Nederland 33: 41-49.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Melville, R. [2913] Australia K:SPC-36913.000 No
Lemna oligorrhiza K:SPC-24311.000 No
Australia Lemna oligorrhiza K:SPC-24312.000 No
Zotov, V.D. [1] New Zealand Lemna oligorrhiza K:SPC-23595.000 No

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • 'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • 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/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • 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/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0