Ducks & Monkeys

My tour of Duckweed (Lemna) sites on Skye was successful in that I re-found the plants in nine out of ten places. However, none of them was convincingly Lemna gibba (Fat Duckweed) – see previous post. I am keeping specimens for molecular work as and when a DNA test becomes available.

Skye Lemna samples

Skye Lemna samples

Seth checked the Lemna in the ponds at Armadale Castle and that turns out to be L. gibba. He also found two immature specimens of Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle) that appear to have self-seeded. Previous records in the vice-county have been of planted trees.

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