Lemna minuta Kunth
LEAST DUCKWEED
Lemna minuscula Herter nom illegit; Lemna valdiviana auct, non Phil; Dinky Duckweed
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Lemna minuta Kunth
least duckweed

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General Information
Symbol: LEMI6
Group: Monocot
Family: Lemnaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
PR   N
VI   N
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 447. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
LEMI10 Lemna minima Phil., non Thuill. ex P. Beauv.
LEMI9 Lemna minuscula Herter
LEVAA Lemna valdiviana Phil. var. abbreviata Hegelm.
LEVAM Lemna valdiviana Phil. var. minima (Phil.) Hegelm.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Arecidae
Order Arales
Family Lemnaceae – Duckweed family
Genus Lemna L. – duckweed
Species Lemna minuta Kunth – least duckweed

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Indiana Lemna minima
least duckweed Endangered

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Midwest OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast OBL

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9. Lemna minuta Kunth in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 372. 1816.

Lemna minima Philippi; L. minuscula Herter

Roots to 1.5 cm, tip rounded to pointed; sheath not winged. Stipes white, small, often decaying. Fronds floating, 1 or 2--few, coherent in groups, obovate, flat to thickish (but not gibbous), 0.8--4 mm, 1--2 times as long as wide, margins entire; veins 1, sometimes indistinct, very rarely longer than extension of air spaces, not longer than 2/3 of distance between node and apex; with or without small papillae along midline; anthocyanin absent; largest air spaces much shorter than 0.3 mm; turions absent. Flowers: ovaries 1-ovulate, utricular scale open on 1 side. Fruits 0.6--1 mm, not winged. Seeds with 12--15 distinct ribs. 2n = 36 (U), 40 (U), 42 (G).

Flowering (very rare) late spring--early fall. Mesotrophic to eutrophic, quiet waters in temperate to subtropical regions with relatively mild winters; 0--2600 m; Ala., Ariz., Ark., Calif., Colo., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Kans., Ky., La., Mich., Mo., Nebr., Nev., N.Mex., Ohio, Okla., Oreg., Tenn., Tex., Utah, Wash., W.Va., Wyo.; Mexico; West Indies; Central America; South America; introduced, Eurasia (introduced).

I know of no specimens of Lemna minuta from Mississippi, but the species is to be expected there.

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Lemna minuta
Lemna minuta
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Lemna minuta
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© 2012 Barry Rice

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© 2012 Barry Rice

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© 2014 Gary McDonald

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© 2014 Gary McDonald

Lemna minuta
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© 2014 Neal Kramer

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© 2014 Neal Kramer

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Lemna minuta
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© 2014 Neal Kramer

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© 2014 Neal Kramer

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Least Duckweed
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© 2014 Neal Kramer

Lemna minuta
Lemna minuta
Least Duckweed
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© 2014 Neal Kramer

Lemna minuta
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Lemna minuta
Lemna minuta
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© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff

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