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Lemna disperma Hegelm.
Family Lemnaceae
Lemna disperma Hegelm. APNI*

Description: Herb floating on surface of water; root solitary.

Thallus elliptic to rounded or broad-obovate, 1–4 mm long, green, opaque; veins 1–3 or not visible; base with stalk indistinct; apex rounded.

Colony made up of generations at angles less than 90° to the previous one.


Flowering: recorded May.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in still or slow-flowing freshwater, apparently widespread.
NSW subdivisions: CC, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Tas. W.A. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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