Two New Generic and Three Specific Records of Lemnaceae to the Aquatic Flora of Iraq

Abdulridha A. Alwan Al-Mayah, Sahar A. Malik Al-Saadi


In this study two genera Spirodela Schleiden, and Landoltia Les & Crawford were recorded for the first time for flora of Iraq. Each genus represented by one species, these species is Spirodela polyrhiza (L.) Schleiden and Landoltia punctata (G. Meyer) Les & Crawford. In addition one more species of the genus Lemna (L. minuta) was added to the flora of Iraq for the first time too. Brief descriptions with main distinguishing characters for the three new recorded species were provided. Habitat and geographical distribution were mentioned .Floral and fruit characters for Lemnaceae species from Iraqi material were tabulated and illustrated for the first time. A key to all species of Lemnaceae in Iraq was provided.

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Journal of Plant Studies   ISSN 1927-0461 (Print)   ISSN 1927-047X (Online)

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