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Lemna valdiviana Phil.
Valdivia duckweed

Lemna valdiviana
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 and scattered in the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of Florida Locations

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 valdiviana has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native

Lemna valdiviana has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County

Lemna valdiviana has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Dome Swamp
Slough
Strand Swamp

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Lemna valdiviana
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.]