Water-clover ferns, Marsilea, in the Southeastern United States

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A surge in the collection of exotic MarsileaM. muticaM. minuta and M. hirsuta in the southeastern United States has prompted the need for updated identification aids. This study provides an annotated key to all water-clover ferns occurring in the region. It describes and illustrates recently documented exotic species and a previously misidentified western introduction. It details the rediscovery of M. ancylopoda, presumed extinct, and confirms its identification as the western species M. oligospora. Finally it clarifies the status and distribution of two additional western North American species introduced to the southeast, M. vestita and M. macropoda.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Water-clover ferns, Marsilea, in the Southeastern United States
Series title Castanea
DOI 10.2179/05-1.1
Volume 71
Issue 1
Year Published 2006
Language English
Publisher Southern Appalachian Botanical Society
Contributing office(s) Southeast Ecological Science Center
Description 14 p.
First page 1
Last page 14
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N