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GENUS
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Lemna valdiviana Philippi
Valdivia Duckweed
Lemnaceae: Duckweed Family

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Light green fronds usually with slight median ridge

Florida Distribution Map
Description Reduced, floating freshwater aquatic with or without roots
Native: Yes
Habitat: Wetlands; swamps, creeks, marshes, ponds, rivers
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Flattened, leaf-like stems, or "fronds" of Lemna

Links
The Duckweed Clearinghouse
Duckweed for Wastewater Treatment Abstract
Lemnaceae Page of ANBG
OSU Herbarium Images
Vascular Plants of North Central Florida Checklist
Wayne Armstrong's Treatment of the Lemnaceae


Page Credits:
Florida distribution maps: Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants   (http://www.plantatlas.usf.edu/). Wunderlin, R. P. and B. F. Hansen. 2000. [S. M. Landry and K. N. Campbell (application development), Florida Center for Community Design and Research.] Institute for Systematic Botany, University of South Florida, Tampa.
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