Spirodela polyrrhiza (L.) Schleid.

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Synonyms: Lemna polyrrhiza L.
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Status: Native
Description:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: polyrhiza: with many roots
Habitat: In lakes and larger dams, sometimes among reeds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Almost worldwide except for parts of eastern and southern South Americ, New Zealand and some other islands.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
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Literature:

Gibbs Russell, G.E. (1977). Keys to Vascular Aquatic Plants in Rhodesia Kirkia 10(2) Page 462.

Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012). Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1) Pages 4 - 5. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 93.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 105.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 126.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Spirodela polyrrhiza.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112080, retrieved 8 December 2016

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