African Plant Database

Wolffiella rotunda Landolt
Family : Lemnaceae
Protologue : Veröff. Geobot. Inst. Rübel Zürich 70: 26 (1980)
Information on the genus : Wolffiella
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Frond floating on water surface 1-2 together, ovate, 1-3x0,9-3 mm, without teeth along margin; with many stomata; air spaces indistinct, only around base; pigment cells absent; vegetative and reproductive fronds similar; with a tract of elongated cells situated in the median line of the lower wall of the pouch that is lacking appendage. Flowering and fruiting in the field.
Ecology : Pan in mopane woodland; often mixed with Lemna aequinoctialis, Wolffiella repanda, Pistia; 450-500 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 81 (1995).
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