Taxon  Report   8347 
Wolffia brasiliensis  Wedd.
Brazilian watermeal,  South american water meal
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Wolffia brasiliensis, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Wolffia brasiliensis
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Family: ARACEAE   (PLANTS: LEMNACEAE)
Genus: Wolffia
Community:
wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Bruniera punctata
PLANTS: Wolffia papulifera
PLANTS: Wolffia punctata
More information about  Wolffia brasiliensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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USDA PLANTS Profile (WOBR)

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 24, 2016).

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