African Plant Database

Wolffiella denticulata (Hegelm.) Hegelm.
Family : Lemnaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 21: 205 (1895)
Information on the genus : Wolffiella
Basionym : Wolffia denticulata Hegelm.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Wolffia denticulata Hegelm.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dimorphic; vegetative frond submerged, basal part near the surface of water, the tip bent downwards, cohering 2-7 together (often grouped star-like), narrow, ribbon-shaped, truncate or rounded at tip, with 2-4 short triangular marginal teeth, 2-7x0,3-0,8 mm, 0-5 stomata along lateral margins of the base; reproductive frond floating, ovate, 2-4x0,8-1 mm. Rarely flowering and fruiting.
Ecology : Often with other floating plants, e.g., Lemna minor, Wolffia arrhiza in pools and lakes; c. 50 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Hydrophyte, Pleustophyte- Alt: 1 - 130 m. Distribution: KN

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 81
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 15689
Record n°15689 modified 2009-06-03
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