Isoetes mexicana

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Taxonavigation: Isoetales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Lycopodiophyta
Classis: Lycopodiopsida
Subclassis: Isoetidae
Ordo: Isoetales

Familia: Isoetaceae
Genus: Isoetes
Species: Isoetes mexicana



Isoetes mexicana Underw., Bot. Gaz. 13: 93 (1888).

  • Typus: Mexico, Chihuahua, base of Sierra Madre, slow streams, October 1887, C.G. Pringle 1447 (Holotypus: NY; isotypi: BM, G, M, MO, NY, PH, UC, US, UPS, VT).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central (Ciudad de Mexico, México State, Morelos), Mexico Northeast (Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Durango, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Querétaro, Zacatecas), Mexico Southwest (Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit).
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Central America
      • Guatemala.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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Vernacular names

English: Mexican quillwort