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Isoetaceae: Isoetes dixitii

Mrs Sumati S. Patil, 19973

Species

Isoetes dixitii Shende

Original Distribution

India: Maharashtra, Panchghani

Extinction Data

IUCN = 1997 Extinct

Number of Specimens at Kew

6

Specimen Type (Y/N)

N

Kew Herbcat Barcode Number

K000518075

Collector

Mrs Sumati S. Patil

Collector Number

4

Date Collected

August 1973

Other Information

Quillworts are considered by some to be the last remnant of the fossil tree Lepidodendron with which they share some unusual features including the development of both wood and bark, a modified shoot system acting as roots, bipolar growth, and an upright stance

Information Sources

Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds) (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre IUCN The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK