Spirodela polyrrhiza (L.) Schleid. (Images by Surajit Koley)


Following is the other species of family lemnaceae with the identification key
1. Plant root less…………….Wolffia
1. Plant rooting………………..2
2. Roots solitary……………..Lemna
2. Roots several……………..Spirodella

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
(L.) Schleiden 
Floating Herb Plains, Aquatic Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
All districts




Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- details-
Spirodela polyrrhiza


Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Chhatarpur and Damoh By G. P. Roy, B. K. Shukla, Bhaskar Datt  (1990)- details-
Spirodela polyrrhiza


Lemna & Spirodela (Araceae‎) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Lemna & Spirodela (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Spirodela page (‎‎‎‎Araceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by me).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


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