African Plant Database

Wolffia cylindracea Hegelm.
Family : Lemnaceae
Protologue : Lemnac. 123.
Information on the genus : Wolffia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Wolffia globosa auct. auct. mult., non (Roxb.) Hartog & Plas
=Telmatophace cylindracea Welw.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Frond ellipsoid, 0,4-0,9x0,3-0,7 mm, rather intensely green above, with 15-30 stomata, no translucent edge at tip; lower submerged part of the frond pointing straight down.
Ecology : Seasonal waters; rocky pools, on mountains in the purest, freshest drinking-water, where no other water plant grows (Welwitsch); 300-1000 m alt.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°15708
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