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Perennial herb from rhizome. Stem: annual to perennial herb, generally erect, of 2 kinds (sterile, fertile) or not; internodes with lengthwise alternating ridges and grooves, hollow except at nodes, branches 0 or whorled, alternate leaves. Leaf: scale-like, whorled, fused into nodal sheath with as many teeth as leaves, generally not green. Sporangia: several on inner surface of peltate scales that are clustered into a terminal cone; spores of 1 kind, spheric, green, unmarked, with 4 strap-like appendages.
1 genus, 15 species: worldwide except Australia, New Zealand. [Hauke 1993 FNANM 2:76–84] —Scientific Editors: Alan R. Smith, Thomas J. Rosatti.
(Latin: horse, bristle, from roots of Equisetum fluviatile L.)Key to Equisetum
Stem: annual, of 2 kinds. Sterile stem: 10–60 cm, green; basal internode of branch > subtending sheath; sheath 3–8.5 mm, ± as long as wide, teeth 6–14, 1.5–3.5 mm, dark, often joined but not fused; branch with 3–4 rounded ridges, solid. Fertile stem: 11–32 cm, unbranched, fleshy, brown, ephemeral; sheath 5–11 mm, > that of sterile stem, teeth 6–10, 3–7.5 mm.
Streambanks, wet meadows, springs, other wet, shaded places; < 3050 m. Northwestern California (except High North Coast Ranges), High Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada (except Tehachapi Mountain Area), Great Central Valley, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, Southwestern California (except Channel Islands), Modoc Plateau, White and Inyo Mountains (White Mtns), Mojave Desert (except Desert Mountains); North America, Europe, Asia. [Online Interchange]
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Apr 20 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2012. Equisetum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=24416, accessed on Apr 20 2014
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