Common name: common nardoo
Marsilea drummondii A.Braun APNI*
Description: Rhizome long-creeping, much branched, covered with orange-brown hairs.
Fronds arising in groups along the rhizome; stipe 2–30 cm long; leaflets broad-ovate to cuneate, 5–30 mm long and almost as wide, rounded or notched at the apex, usually densely hairy but almost glabrous in plants where the lamina is floating.
Sporocarps usually solitary, stalks 1–10 cm long, body of sporocarp 4–9 mm long, but usually c. 8 mm long, faintly or distinctly ribbed; upper tooth triangular, lower tooth usually slightly longer, obtuse.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in inland areas, in moist depressions, around waterholes etc.
NSW subdivisions: ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
See Bush foods of New South Wales for more information.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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