Lemna minuta, an allochthonous duckweed from North America, has been collected for the first time in Sicily. This floating species completely covers the water surface of the Santa Rosalia pond, a small Mediterranean temporary water body located on Monte Pellegrino, Palermo, and inhibits the growth of algal vegetation because of its shading effect. The sudden and enduring invasion of Lemna minuta in the pond is causing hypoxic condition in the water column, which can potentially threaten the aquatic biota.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|