Lemna perpusilla Torr.

 
  • Family : LEMNACEAE
    (DUCKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lemna perpusilla Torr.
  • Common name : Duckweed
  • Vernacular name : Payal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Stagnant waters
  • Key identification features : Free-floating aquatic herb
  • Flower, Fruit : May-January
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Osmanabad district, Pune district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Tropical & Temperate regions of the world
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lemna perpusilla. Downloaded on 15 October 2019.

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