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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Lemna obscura (Austin) Daubs
Little duckweed

Family: Araceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: The United States and the Bahamas.


Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. First observed in the Florida Keys by Steven W. Woodmansee in 2005 at the Key West Botanical Garden on Stock Island (Woodmansee, 2006). A voucher specimen is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

Other data on Lemna obscura available from :

Lemna obscura has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Wetland