Definition of Genus Lemna
1. Noun. Minute aquatic herbs floating on or below the water surface of still water consisting of a leaflike frond or plant body and single root.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Duckweed Family, Family Lemnaceae, Lemnaceae
Member holonyms: Common Duckweed, Lemna Minor, Lesser Duckweed, Lemna Trisulca, Star-duckweed
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lemna
Literary usage of Genus Lemna
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1. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"The Common names of the curious floating aquatics, which form the genus Lemna. DUCTS. Tubular vessels marked by transverse lines or dots: apparently hi some ..."
2. The Edinburgh Journal of Science by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1826)
"The singular genus Lemna, whose species are most rarely to be seen in flower in any part of the kingdom, and indeed were very long a desideratum in the ..."
3. Botanical names for English readers by Randal Hibbert Alcock (1876)
"Wolffia is a separation or split from the genus Lemna. WOODS'IA. Named in compliment to Joseph Woods, Esq., author of a ' Monograph of the British Roses,' ..."