Brazilian watermeal
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Wolffia
W. brasiliensis
Binomial name
Wolffia brasiliensis

Wolffia brasiliensis is a species of flowering plant known by the common name Brazilian watermeal. It is native to North and South America, where it grows in mats on the surface of calm water bodies, such as ponds. It is a very small plant with no leaves, stems, or roots. The green part is up to 1.2 millimeters long with a flat surface with a bump in the center.

1913 botanical illustration