The 5 genera of duckweeds are: Spirodela, Landoltia, Lemna, Wolffiella, and Wolffia. These genera include 37 different species and hundreds of different strains.
As the fastest growing plant in the world, duckweeds are important for more than just a nutritious meal.
Potential applications span a vast range, and research is ongoing to transform these ideas into reality.
Health food, carbon capture, bioremediation, biofuels, bioplastics...
Duckweed is poised to be an important crop in the near future!