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|Family: Ophioglossaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Roots smooth or cork-ridged, dark gray, without bulblets or plantlets. Leaf: evergreen for 1 year; bud hairy; sporophore and trophophore joined near or at ground level; trophophore generally 2--3-pinnate, deltate to ternately triangular, fleshy, leathery, ultimate segments midribbed, veins free, forked; sporophore 1--3-pinnate, aborted in young pls. Sporangia: not sunken in axis; stalk 0 or short.
Species In Genus: 15--20 species: generally temperate to arctic or alpine. Etymology: (Greek: scepter, staff, from tall upright sporophore)
eFlora Treatment Author: Donald R. Farrar
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Ophioglossum pusillum
Next taxon: Sceptridium multifidum
Citation for this treatment: Donald R. Farrar 2016. Sceptridium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91687, accessed on May 01, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 01, 2016.