Family Marsileaceae, genus Marsilea;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Marsilea, giving current name, authority, synonyms, published references, geographic distribution and (sometimes) illustrations.
Please note: an asterisk * in the distribution list means that the species is exotic to the country named.

005.00 Class Filicopsida
		Trivial names: Ferns
		Statistics: 15 orders, 53 families, 310 genera, 9300-10700 species 
		[11501 species and 454 hybrids listed.
016.000 Order Marsileales
		Statistics: 3 families, 5 genera, 78-85 spp. [85 species and 1 hybrid listed]
016.0000 Family Marsileaceae Mirbel; Hist. Nat. Veg. (Lam. & Mirb.) 5: 126 (1802)
		Trivial names: Schlammfarne
		Statistics: 3 genera, 61-66 spp. [66 species and 1 hybrid listed]
		Revision date: 20.07.2001
		= Pilulariaceae Wettst.; Handb. Syst. Bot. 2: 81 (1903)
		Revision date: 20.07.2001

016.0001 Marsilea L.; Sp. Pl. 2: 1097 (1753) Statistics: ca. 55-60 spp. worldwide, mostly African, trop. Am. (12) [60 species and 1 hybrid listed] Revision date: 20.07.2001 Trivial names: Kleefarne = Lemma Juss.; Ht. Trian. (1759), ex Adans., Fam. d. pl. 2: 21 (1763) = Marsiglia Rafinesque; Fl. Tellur. 1: 18 (1837) = Spheroidea Dulac; Pl. Dept. Haut-Pyrenees 39 (1867) [nom. superfl. Marsilea aegyptiaca Willd.; Sp. Pl. 5(I): 540 (1810) Marsilea aethiopica Launert; Garcia de Orta, Ser. Bot. 6(1-2): 128 (1984) Marsilea ancylopoda A. Braun; Monatsber. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1863: 434 (1864) Marsilea angustifolia R. Br.; Prod. Fl. N. Holl. 167 (1810) Marsilea apposita Launert; Senckenberg. Biol. 49: 306, f. 75 (1968) Marsilea azorica Launert & Paiva; Iconogr. Selecta Fl. Azor. 2: 159 (1983) Marsilea batardae Launen; Bol. Soc. Brot. ser 2, 56: 101 (1983) Marsilea berhautii Tardieu; Notul. Syst. [Paris] 16: 85 (1955) Marsilea botryocarpa Ballard; Hooker's Icon. Pl. 36: t. 3600 (1962) Marsilea brachycarpa A. Br.; Monatsber. Ak. Berl. 1863 420 (1864) Marsilea brachypus A. Br.; Monatsber. Ak. Berl. 1863 421 (1864) Marsilea burchellii (Kze.) A.Br.; Monatsber. Ak. Berl. 1863. 429 (1864) Marsilea capensis A. Braun; Monatsber. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin: 428 (1864) Marsilea condensata Bak.; Journ. Bot. 1886: 281 (1886) Marsilea coromandeliana Willd.; Sp. Pl. ed. 4, 5: 539 (1810) Marsilea coromandelica Burm. f.; Fl. lnd. t. 62. f. 3 (1768) Marsilea costulifera D.L.Jones; Muelleria 8(1): 65 (1993) Marsilea crenata Presl; Rel. Haenk. 1: 84. t. 12. f. 13 (1825) Marsilea crotophora D.M. Johnson; Syst. Bot. Monogr. 11: 46 (1986) Marsilea deflexa A. Braun; Monatsber. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1863: 421 (1864) Marsilea distorta A.Br.; Monatsber. Ak. Berl. 1863. 433 (1864) Marsilea drummondii A.Br.; Linn. 25. 721 (1852) Trivial names: Common Nardoo Marsilea ephippiocarpa Alston; Journ. Bot. 118, fig (1930) Marsilea exarata A.Br.; Monatsber. Ak. Berl. 732 (1870) Marsilea fadeniana Launert; Garcia de Orta, Ser. Bot. 6(1-2): 126 (1984) [nom. nov. Marsilea farinosa Launert; Senckenberg. Biol. 49: 298. f. 41-46 (1968) ssp. farinosa Launert; Senckenberg. Biol. 49: 298. f. 41-46 (1968) ssp. arrecta J. E. Burrows; Bothalia 11(2): 169 (1989) Marsilea fenestrata Launert; Mitt. Bot.,Staatssamml. München 3: 507. f.2 (1960) Marsilea fimbriata Schum.; Vid. Selsk. Afh. 4. 235 (seors. 461) (1827) Marsilea gibba A. Br.; Monatsber. Ak. Berl. 745 (1870) Marsilea gracilenta A. Br.; Monatsber. Ak. Berl. 1863: 421 (1864) Marsilea hirsuta R. Br.; Prod. Fl. N. Holl. 167 (1810) Marsilea latzii D. L. Jones; Fl. Australia 48: 707 (1998) Marsilea leiocarpa C. Chr.; Cat. Pl. Mad. Pter. 66 (1932) (nomen), Dansk Bot. Ark. 7. 180 t. 73 f. 10-12 (1932) Marsilea macrocarpa Presl; Abh. böhm. Ges. V. 8. 580 (1845) Marsilea macropoda Engelm. ex A.Br.; Amer. Journ. Sci. 11. 3. 56 (1847) (nota), apud Kze, Amer. J. Sci. Arts, ser. 2, 6: 88 (1848) Trivial names: Bigfoot Water Clover Marsilea megalomanica Launert; Senckenberg. Biol. 51: 435, f. 1-4 (1970) Marsilea microphylla C. Chr.; Dansk Bot. Ark. 7. 180 t. 73 f. 8-9 (1932) Marsilea minuta L.; Mant. Pl.: 308 (1771) var. senegalensis (A. Br.) comb. ined. var. incurva (A.Braun) Lannert; Garcia de Orta, Ser. Bot. 6(1-2): 126 (1984) Marsilea mollis B.L. Robinson & Fernald; Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 30: 123 (1895) Marsilea mutica Mett.; Ann. sc. nat. IV. 15. 88 (1861) Marsilea nashii Underw.; Bull. N. York Bot. Gard. d. 137 (1906) Marsilea nubica A.Br.; Monatsber. Ak. Berl. 1863. 432 (1864) var. gymnocarpa (A.Braun) Launert; Garcia de Orta, Ser. Bot. 6(1-2): 124 (1984) Marsilea oligospora Goodding; Bot. Gaz. 33: 66 (1902) Marsilea perrieriana C. Chr.; Dansk Bot. Ark. 7. 179 t. 73 f. 15-16 (1929) Marsilea polycarpa Hook. & Grev.; Ic. Fil. t. 160 (1829) Marsilea poonensis Kolhatkar; Kew Bull. 1957: 293. f. 1 (1957) Marsilea quadrata A. Br.; Monatsber. Ak. Berl. 745 (1870) Marsilea quadrifolia L.; Sp. Pl. 2: 1097 (1753) Trivial names: Kleefarn, European Water Clover, Water shamrock Marsilea scalaripes D.M. Johnson; Amer. Fern J. 78(2): 68 (1988) Marsilea schelpiana Launert; Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 3: 506. f.1 (1960) Marsilea sinensis Hand.-Mazz.; Symb. Sin. 6. 47 (1929) Marsilea strigosa Willd.; Sp. Pl. 5(I): 539 (1810) Trivial names: Gestreifter Kleefarn Marsilea subangulata A. Br.; Monatsber. Ak. Berl. 723 (1870) Marsilea subterranea Leprieur; A.Br., Flora (1889) 301 (nomen), et Monatsber. Ak. Berl. 1863. 433 (1864) Marsilea trichopoda Leprieur; A.Br., Flora 300 (1839) (nomen), et Monatsber. Ak. Berl. 1863, 422 (1864) Marsilea unicornis Launert; Senckenberg. Biol. 49: 303, f. 53-54 (1968) Marsilea vera Launert; Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 3: 505. f.3 (1960) Marsilea vestita Hook. & Grev.; Ic. Fil. t. 159 (1829) ssp. vestita Hook. & Grev.; Ic. Fil. t. 159 (1829) Trivial names: Hairy Water Clover, Hairy peppermint var. oligospora (Goodd.) Dorn; Vasc. Pl. Wyoming: 295 (1988) ssp. tenuifolia (Engelm. ex A.Braun) D.M. Johnson; Syst. New World Spp. Marsilea (Marsileac.) (Syst. Bot. Monog. 11): 69 (1986) Marsilea villifolia Bremek. & Oberm. ex Alston & Schelpe; Journ. S. Afr. Bot. 18: 156, 166 (1952) Marsilea villosa Kaulf.; Enum. 272 (1824) Marsilea x subangulata A.Br.; Sitzber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berl. 46 (1870)
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For each species, information on its distribution by country and sometimes by province, region or state within a country; conservation status (where applicable), and all synonyms with publishing source (other latin names by which the species has been known) that we could find, and where applicable whether or not the given name has been verified; are available on the CDROM version of this page.

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