Marsilea costulifera D.L.Jones APNI*
Description: Rhizome creeping, covered with pale brown hairs at the apex.
Fronds arising in groups along the rhizome; leaflets very narrow-oblanceolate, paired, 4–10 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, unequally arranged and distinctly, sparsely hairy to glabrous.
Sporocarps solitary on stalk <5 mm long, body of sporocarp 3–5 mm long; tooth 1, often a second, false, tooth is formed by the apex of the stalk.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in moist sites.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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