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Wolffia angusta

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARALES LEMNACEAE

Scientific Name: Wolffia angusta
Species Authority: Landolt

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-07-12
Assessor(s): Lansdown, R.V.
Reviewer(s): Maxwell, J., Regalado, J. & Allen, D.J.
Justification:
The species occurs over a reasonably large area and is capable of exploiting anthropogenic habitats, it is unlikely to become extinct in the short term and so is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and through most of Australia, it is considered likely to occur in India (Cook 1996), however only one record (from Kolkata) is known (Flora of Pakistan, eFloras 2011) and is present in Thailand (Landolt 2001).
Countries:
Native:
Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia); India (West Bengal); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Pakistan; Singapore; Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species typically occurs in ponds and standing water in marshes, usually in fairly eutrophic waters.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No information available on use of the species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information is available on threats to the species or its habitats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None required at present.

Citation: Lansdown, R.V. 2011. Wolffia angusta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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