Calflora
Taxon  Report   8347    
Wolffia brasiliensis  Wedd.
Brazilian watermeal,  South American water meal
Wolffia brasiliensis
© 2014 Jeff Greenhouse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Wolffia brasiliensis, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Wolffia brasiliensis
© Jeff Greenhouse
Family: ARACEAE  
Genus: Wolffia
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Bruniera punctata
PLANTS: Wolffia papulifera
PLANTS: Wolffia punctata
More information about  Wolffia brasiliensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (WOBR)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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