Wolffia

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Wolffia

Description

Minute aquatics, floating at the surface. Inflorescence 1, dorsal, consisting of a cavity containing 1 ♂ and 1 ♀ flower, without a spathe, proterogynic. Ovule 1, orthotropous. Fruit globular. Seed globose or slightly compressed, smooth.

Distribution

tropical, subtropical and temperate regions of the world present
At least 7 spp. in the tropical, subtropical and temperate regions of the world.

Citation

HARTOG & PLAS 1970 – In: Blumea. p 366
HEGELM. 1895 – In: Bot. Jahrb. p 301
DAUBS 1965: Monogr. Lemnac. p 41
VOIGT 1851 – In: Not. p 223
HARTOG 1969: pp. 591-592. – In: Taxon