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Lemna aequinoctialis Welw.
Lesser duckweed

Lemna aequinoctialis
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 3(2): fasicle 76, t. 1 (1878) [n.a.]

Family: Araceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Widespread in the United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World in both temperate and tropical regions.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Lemna aequinoctialis has been found in the following 5 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native

Lemna aequinoctialis has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Lemna aequinoctialis has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Wetland

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Lemna aequinoctialis
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 3(2): fasicle 76, t. 1 (1878) [n.a.]