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Isoetes tenella Léman
Spiny-spore quillwort



General Information
Symbol: ISTE5
Group: Quillwort
Family: Isoetaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Native Status: CAN   N
GL   N
SPM   N
L48   N
AK   N
Data Source and Documentation
Alaska"California"Colorado"Connecticut"Delaware"Idaho"Maine"Massachusetts"Minnesota"NewNewNewOregon"Pennsylvania"RhodeUtah"Vermont"Washington"Wisconsin"
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

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USA (AK, CA, CO, CT, DE, ID, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY), CAN (AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, NU, ON, QC, SK, YT), DEN (GL), FRA (SPM)

Images

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ISECS Isoetes echinospora Durieu var. savilei B. Boivin
ISEC Isoetes echinospora Durieu
ISECR Isoetes echinospora Durieu var. robusta Engelm.
ISBR4 Isoetes braunii Durieu
ISMU2 Isoetes muricata Durieu
ISECB Isoetes echinospora Durieu var. braunii (Durieu) Engelm.
ISECA Isoetes echinospora Durieu ssp. asiatica (Makino) Á. Löve
ISECH Isoetes echinospora Durieu var. hesperia (C.F. Reed) Á. Löve
ISECM Isoetes echinospora Durieu ssp. muricata (Durieu) Á. Löve & D. Löve
ISSEM Isoetes setacea Lam. ssp. muricata (Durieu) Holub
ISECA2 Isoetes echinospora Durieu var. asiatica Makino
ISMUB Isoetes muricata Durieu var. braunii (Durieu) C.F. Reed
ISSE4 Isoetes setacea Lam. p.p.
ISECM2 Isoetes echinospora Durieu var. muricata (Durieu) Engelm.
ISMUH2 Isoetes muricata Durieu var. hesperia C.F. Reed

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Division Lycopodiophyta – Lycopods
Class Lycopodiopsida
Order Isoetales
Family Isoetaceae – Quillwort family
Genus Isoetes L. – quillwort
Species Isoetes tenella Léman – spiny-spore quillwort

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Ohio
Isoetes echinospora
spiny-spored quillwort
Presumed Extirpated
Rhode Island
Isoetes echinospora
spiny quillwort
Special Concern

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Synonyms

ISEC  Isoetes echinospora Durieu

Top Level Regions
Alaska OBL
Arid West OBL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Great Plains OBL
Midwest OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast OBL

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover