Lemna gibba

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Lemna gibba L.
  • Synonyms : Lemna cordata Sesse & Moc.
  • Plant Family : Lemnaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 26
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park

About Lemna gibba Plant :

  • An aquatic herb with fronds floating, suborbicular or obovate, entire, not tailed, opaque, thick, flat above, at length very convex beneath.
  • The young fronds sessile, each giving rise to a single root-fibre, the under surface at length spongy and greatly swollen; root-sheath elongate, cylindric, root-cap acute.
  • Stamens 2. Fruit is utricle opening circumscissilely.
  • Seeds erect, anatropous, albumen scanty or 0.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : April - July
  • Significance : Found as an aquatic weed floating on the surface.