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Last updated 3/5/2009 by David Giblin.
Marsilea vestita Hook. & Grev.[FNA2, HC, HC2]
hairy clover-fern, pepperwort, water-clover pepperwort

Publication: Icon. Filic. 2: plate 159. 1830.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA2: "A number of segregate species have been named and recognized in regional floras in North America: Marsilea mucronata A. Braun (less hairy, found east of Rocky Mountains), M . uncinata (glabrous, sporocarp stalks long, distal tooth of sporocarp hooked, south central United States), M . tenuifolia (pinnae very narrow, central Texas), and M . fournieri (small plants and pinnae, southwest). The features upon which these species are based intergrade into one another. The species are therefore best treated as conspecific with M . vestita (D. M. Johnson 1986).

Putative hybrids between Marsilea macropoda and this species are discussed under the former."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Marsilea fournieri C. Chr.
Marsilea mucronata A. Braun
Marsilea tenuifolia Engelm. ex A. Braun
Marsilea uncinata A. Braun
Marsilea vestita Hook. & Grev. ssp. tenuifolia (Engelm. ex A. Braun) D.M. Johnson
Marsilea vestita Hook. & Grev. ssp. vestita[JPM]