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Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Ophioglossaceae

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Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Trophophore , not midribbed, veins netted with  veinlets; sporangia sunken in simple axis of sporophore ..... OPHIOGLOSSUM

1' Trophophore generally compound (small, simple, entire or 0), generally midribbed, veins free; sporangia  or short-stalked, not sunken, in generally pinnately branched sporophore

2. Leaf  glabroustrophophore generally < 10 cm wide, generally 1–2-pinnate (0) ..... BOTRYCHIUM

2' Leaf bud hairy, trophophore generally > 10 cm wide, generally 2–4-pinnate

3. Leaf deciduous, sporophore and trophophore joined well above ground level; trophophore sessile,  thin, membranaceous ..... BOTRYPUS

3' Leaf evergreen for 1 year, sporophore and trophophore joined at to slightly below ground level; trophophore stalked, blade thick, leathery ..... SCEPTRIDIUM



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