Definition of Genus wolffia

1. Noun. Minute rootless aquatic herbs having globular fronds floating on or near the water surface and bearing one flower per frond.

Exact synonyms: Wolffia
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Duckweed Family, Family Lemnaceae, Lemnaceae
Member holonyms: Watermeal



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Wolffia

genus Vitis
genus Vittaria
genus Viverra
genus Viverricula
genus Volvaria
genus Volvariella
genus Volvox
genus Vorticella
genus Vulpes
genus Vultur
genus Weigela
genus Welwitchia
genus Welwitschia
genus Wintera
genus Wisteria
genus Wolffia
genus Wolffiella
genus Woodsia
genus Woodwardia
genus Wyethia
genus Wynnea
genus Xanthium
genus Xanthomonas
genus Xanthorroea
genus Xanthosoma
genus Xenicus
genus Xenopus
genus Xenorhyncus
genus Xenosaurus
genus Xeranthemum

Literary usage of Genus wolffia

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The allied genus Wolffia contains the smallest flowering plants in the vegetable kingdom. There are about 11 species of Duckweeds, widely scattered. ..."

2. Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany: For High Schools and by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1890)
"They are globular or discoid masses of cells, most of them having roots ; but one genus ( Wolffia) has no roots nor any trace of fibre-vascular bundles. ..."

3. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1898)
"In another genus, Wolffia, we see the plant body reduced to a little grain scarcely larger than a pin's head. What a contrast between this and the giant ..."

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