Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Corm simple, usually 2–3-lobed, roots dichotomously branched. Leaves quill-like, erect or flaccid. Sporangia attached at bases of sporophyll; megaspores 0.2–0.8 mm diam., white, grey or rarely black.

Over 100 species world-wide; about 15 species in Australia, all but one endemic; 3 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 Isoetales
family Isoetaceae
Higher taxa
genus Isoetes
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