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Wolffia brasiliensis Weddell. Section: Pigmentatae. Brazilian Watermeal. Hab: Still to slowly moving waters of ponds, lakes, beaver ponds, and swamps. Dist: Widespread in e. North America, Central America, and South America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = AqW, Ar, ETx1, FNA22, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Ok, Pa, Tn, Va, W, WH3, Landolt (1980), Landolt (1986), Spaulding et al (2019); = n/a – Tat; = Wolffia papulifera C.H.Thomps. – C, F, G, GW1, RAB, Tx; = Wolffia punctata Griseb. – WV; < Bruneria punctata (Griseb.) Nieuwl. – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily ?: 7

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