A surge in the collection of exotic Marsilea, M. mutica, M. 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.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Water-clover ferns, Marsilea, in the Southeastern United States|
|Publisher||Southern Appalachian Botanical Society|
|Contributing office(s)||Southeast Ecological Science Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|