Taxon  Report   4656    
Lemna gibba  L.
Duckweed,  Gibbous duckweed, Swollen duckweed
Lemna gibba
© 2011 Kelly Bougher
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lemna gibba
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Lemna gibba
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Lemna gibba, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Lemna gibba
© 2011 Kelly Bougher
Family: ARACEAE  
Genus: Lemna
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Lemna gibba
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


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).