Taxon: Lemna minor L.

 
Genus: Lemna
    Section: Lemna
Family: Araceae
  Subfamily: Lemnoideae
Nomen number: 400078
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:970. 1753
Name Verified on: 25-Jul-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Dec-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder (fide E. Landolt, pers. comm.)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:

    Uncertain:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores

  • Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Uganda
    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Cape Province, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Transvaal
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Rwanda; Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • China: China - Xizang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye, - Kamchatka, - Sakhalin
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan - Punjab
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Liechtenstein; Luxembourg; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Quebec, - Ontario, - Newfoundland
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Florida, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - North Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia, - District of Columbia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada - Saskatchewan, - British Columbia

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

References:

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