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Key to Azolla

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(For a list of species in Azolla, use the above link.)

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1. Stems equally to often unequally dichotomously branched or pinnately branched, forming round to elongate plants to 3 cm, 2 cm wide; leaves  or oblong-ovate, generally 1.2–2 mm, 1 mm wide;  margins of upper (± green or ± red) leaf  with broad ± white band of cells >= 4 cells wide; male spore mass barbs lacking partitions ..... A. filiculoides

1' Stems ± equally dichotomously branched, forming ± round plants generally 1–1.3 cm wide; leaves ovate to ± round, 0.5–0.8 mm, 0.5–0.7 mm wide; leaf margins of upper (green or ± red) leaf lobes with narrow ± white band of cells 1–2 cells wide; male spore mass barbs with 1–3 partitions ..... A. microphylla


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