Family Isoetaceae
Basionym Isoetes tegetiformans Rury
Original Identification Isoetes tegetiformans Rury, sp. nov.
Current Taxon Isoetes tegetiformans Rury
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation American Fern Journal 68: 100-101. 1978.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 261644
Primary Collector P. M. Rury
Collector Number 259
Collection Date 21 Jan 1978
Country United States
Province/State Georgia
Plant Location Notes Heggies Rock, 3.8 miles east from Columbia Junior High School along Georgia Rte. 232 and County Road 2122. 33 32' 30" N, 82 15' 05" W, Appling Quadrangle, 7.5'.
Plant Description Notes Plants amphibious, cormless, carpet forming, often bearing distal, adventitious plantlets. Stem prostrate, centrally-furrowed, 3-35 mm. long, 0.5 - 1.5 mm. in diameter, often curled or arching downward; roots not dichotomously forked, usually forming three linear rows along each side of the median furrow: two slender, lateral roots and one stout (often coiled), basal root associated with each leaf; leaves few (4-8), distichous, awl-shaped, 2-4 cm. long, 1 mm. broad and equitant at base; peripheral strands absent, stomata present along upper third of leaf; ligule less than 1 mm. long; megaspores few (4-20), 275-370 mu in diameter, trilete, low-tuberculate, brown; microsporangia elliptic-reniform, up to 1 mm. long; microspores numerous, 26-33 mu long, monolete, spinulose, brown.
Broad geographical location Central America
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