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On the occurrence of Wolffia arrhiza, Wimm.,in Tasmania.
Rodway, Leonard (1925) On the occurrence of Wolffia arrhiza, Wimm.,in Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 11-13. ISSN 0080-4703
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Marsh plants have generally the widest distribution, and of the Duckweeds these are no exceptions. Lemna minor, L., and Lemna trisulca, L., both cosmopolitan species, are the only plants of this family that have hitherto been recorded from Tasmania. We now may report Wolffia. Growing in a marsh near Lewisham, also on Maria Island. The genus Wolffia is of quite a different structure. Instead of floating horizontally, it does so perpendicularly, exposing an edge to the air and sinking the greater portion of the frond as an oblique plate. Flowering is unisexual, and takes place in the centre of the exposed portion. It bears no root. The following notes are a description of Wolffia arrhiza as found in Tasmania.
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 11-13|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Additional Information:||Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||30 Apr 2012 07:02|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:30|
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