Marsilea

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Lamina of 2 pairs of opposite leaflets. Leaflets narrowly to broadly obovate, glabrous or hairy; margins entire or shallowly or deeply crenate. Sporocarps solitary or in groups at base of or along stipe, hard and woody, oblong to globose, ellipsoid, hairy, ribbed or smooth, with 1 or 2 basal 'teeth'.

Cosmopolitan, 60 species; 7 in Australia, 4 in Victoria.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1994). Ferns and allied plants (Psilophyta, Lycopodiophyta, Polypodiophyta). In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Salviniales
family Marsileaceae
Higher taxa
genus Marsilea
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