Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizome filiform. Fronds simple and grass-like. Sporocarps solitary in axil of sterile frond, sessile or shortly pedunculate, divided into 2 or 4 loculi containing microsporangia and megasporangia.

6 species world-wide; 1 in Australia. Confined to temperate, swampy areas.

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 Pilularia
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