Spirodela polyrrhiza (L.) Schleiden

 
  • Family : LEMNACEAE
    (DUCKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Basionym : Lemna polyrrhiza L.
  • Synonym(s) : Lemna orbiculata Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Spirodela polyrrhiza (L.) Schleid.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Ponds, lakes and ditches
  • Comments / notes : Aquatic herbs, floating. Common in still water
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Pune district, Satara district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Khurda district
  • World Distribution : Tropical & Temperate regions of the world
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; 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; 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.
  • 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=Spirodela polyrrhiza. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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