794.000 Spirodela Schleid.

Description of the genus

Discoid, floating aquatics. Roots short, 3-18, clustered. Thalli solitary or a few cohering temporarily, reniform to rounded or obovate, flat or inflated, often reddish below; nerves 3-15. Budding pouches 2. Inflorescence of 1 female and 2 male flowers enclosed in a membranous spathe. Anther 2-thecous. Seeds longitudinally ribbed or smooth.

Worldwide: 4 species, cosmopolitan

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
polyrrhiza (L.) Schleid.N,S

Other sources of information about Spirodela:

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Flora of Botswana: Spirodela
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Spirodela
Flora of Mozambique: Spirodela
Flora of Zambia: Spirodela
Flora of Zimbabwe: Spirodela

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Spirodela
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Spirodela
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Spirodela
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Spirodela
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iNaturalist: Spirodela
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Spirodela
JSTOR Plant Science: Spirodela
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Spirodela
Plants of the World Online: Spirodela
Tropicos: Spirodela
Wikipedia: Spirodela

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Spirodela.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=306, retrieved 23 June 2024

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