Integrated Taxonomic Information System - Report

Go to Screen Version

Marsilea  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 17992

(Download Help) Marsilea TSN 17992

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): pepperwort [English]
    cloven fern [English]
    waterclover [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2012   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                   ClassPolypodiopsida  – leptosporangiate ferns  
                         OrderSalviniales  – water ferns, heterosporous ferns  
                            FamilyMarsileaceae  – pepperworts, clover ferns  
                               GenusMarsilea L. – pepperwort, cloven fern, waterclover  
    Direct Children:  
                                  SpeciesMarsilea ancylopoda A. Braun – tropical waterclover 
                                  SpeciesMarsilea crenata C. Presl – nardoo, false pepperwort 
                                  SpeciesMarsilea hirsuta R. Br. – rough waterclover 
                                  SpeciesMarsilea macropoda Engelm. ex A. Braun – bigfoot waterclover 
                                  SpeciesMarsilea minuta L. – dwarf waterclover 
                                  SpeciesMarsilea mollis B.L. Rob. & Fernald – Chihuahuan waterclover 
                                  SpeciesMarsilea mutica Mett.  
                                  SpeciesMarsilea oligospora Goodd. – Pacific waterclover 
                                  SpeciesMarsilea polycarpa Hook. & Grev. – Guayanan waterclover 
                                  SpeciesMarsilea quadrifolia L. – European waterclover 
                                  SpeciesMarsilea vestita Hook. & Grev. – hairy pepperwort, water clover, hairy waterclover 
                                  SpeciesMarsilea villosa Kaulf. – 'ihi'ihi, villous waterclover 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Marsilea   
  Source: Salviniales of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Marsilea   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Marsilea   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Marsilea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Christenhusz, Maarten J. M., Xian-Chun Zhang, and Harald Schneider   
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title: A linear sequence of extant families and genera of lycophytes and ferns   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Phytotaxa, vol. 19   
  Page(s): 7-54   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1179-3155   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Marsilea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, Alan R., Kathleen M. Pryer, et al. / Ranker, Tom A., and Christopher H. Haufler, eds.   
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: Fern Classification   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Biology and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes   
  Page(s): 417-467   
  Publisher: Cambridge University Press   
  Publication Place: Cambridge, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-521-69689   
  Reference for: Marsilea   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division:    






Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. While every effort has been made to provide the most reliable and up-to-date information available, ultimate legal requirements with respect to species are contained in provisions of treaties to which the United States is a party, wildlife statutes, regulations, and any applicable notices that have been published in the Federal Register. For further information on U.S. legal requirements with respect to protected taxa, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A gray bar