How to translate text using browser tools
1 March 2006 Water-clover Ferns, Marsilea, in the Southeastern United States
Colette C. Jacono, David M. Johnson
Author Affiliations +

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.

Colette C. Jacono and David M. Johnson "Water-clover Ferns, Marsilea, in the Southeastern United States," Castanea 71(1), 1-14, (1 March 2006).
Received: 28 December 2004; Accepted: 1 June 2005; Published: 1 March 2006
Get copyright permission
Back to Top