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Plant generally aquatic or in perennially wet areas, generally rooted in mud; rhizome creeping, slender, branched.
Leaf: floating, emergent, or out of water, ± alike; blade 1- palmate or 0, << stipe; veins not or repeatedly forked, free or netted.
Sporangia: in stalked, spheric or ± flat- ovoid, hard cases of 1 kind, attached near stipe base.
Spores: large megaspores (female) and small microspores (male), in separate sporangia.
3 genera, ± 70 species: especially temperate. —Scientific Editors: Alan R. Smith, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Key to Marsileaceae
Key to Marsilea
Leaf: blades floating and emergent; stipe of floating leaves weak.
Sporangium case: fused to stalk 0.8–1.7 mm, ± flat- ovoid; hairs long, dense, deciduous or not; distal tooth present or 0, tip of stalk often appearing tooth-like.
± 60 species (L.F. Marsigli, Italian botanist, 1656–1730) [Johnson 1986 Syst Bot Monogr 11:1–87] Marsilea mutica Mett. (native to Australia, New Caledonia), Marsilea drummondii A. Braun (native to Australia) cultivated in US in aquatic gardens, occasional escape in urban areas, may persist in CA; weed of concern in se US [Knepper et al. 2002 Amer Fern J 92:243–244].
Leaf: hairy; stipe of floating leaves ± 15 cm, others 3–6 cm; leaflet ± symmetrical, sides generally straight to slightly concave, distal margin truncate or convex, faintly fine- crenate.
Sporangium case: 5–6 mm, 3–4 mm wide; stalk unbranched.
Creek beds, flood basins, vernal pools; 1400–2000 m. Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, n High Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plateau;
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