Ophioglossaceae of Maine
(Kingdom Plantae, Monilophytes)


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(updated 31 January 2020)


Ophioglossaceae - adder’s-tongue family
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Maine is home to 12 species in 2 genera (hybrids excluded). If you already know which species you have or are interested in learning about, click on the appropriate species link below. Otherwise, to determine which genus that the plant in question falls into, refer to the table immediately below the species list.
   Botrychium (11 species)
      Botrychium angustisegmentum - narrow triangle moonwort
      Botrychium dissectum - dissected grapefern
      Botrychium lunaria - common moonwort
      Botrychium matricariifolium - daisy-leaved moonwort
      Botrychium minganense - Mingan moonwort
      Botrychium multifidum - leather grapefern
      Botrychium oneidense - blunt-lobed grapefern
      Botrychium pallidum - pale moonwort
      Botrychium simplex - least moonwort
      Botrychium tenebrosum - swamp moonwort
      Botrychium virginianum - rattlesnake fern
   Ophioglossum (1 species)
      Ophioglossum pusillum - northern adder’s-tongue




trophophore division venation char. 3 char. 4 char. 5 char. 6
Botrychium lobed or compound
Ophioglossum simple, entire


Botrychium (rattlesnake fern)
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char. 1 char. 2 char. 3 char. 4 char. 5 char. 6
B. angustisegmentum
B. dissectum
B. lunaria
B. matricariifolium
B. minganense
B. multifidum
B. oneidense
B. pallidum
B. simplex
B. tenebrosum
B. virginianum

Botrychium angustisegmentum (narrow triangle moonwort) - [information to be added]

Botrychium dissectum (dissected grapefern) - [information to be added]

Botrychium lunaria (common moonwort) - [information to be added]

Botrychium matricariifolium (daisy-leaved moonwort) - [information to be added]

Botrychium minganense (narrow triangle moonwort) - [information to be added]

Botrychium multifidum (leathery grapefern) - [information to be added]

Botrychium oneidense (blunt-lobed grapefern) - [information to be added]

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Botrychium pallidum (pale moonwort) - [information to be added]

Botrychium simplex (least moonwort) - [information to be added]

Botrychium tenebrosum (swamp moonwort) - [information to be added]

Botrychium virginianum (rattlesnake fern) - [information to be added]

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Ophioglossum (adder’s-tongue)
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Ophioglossum pusillum (northern adder’s-tongue) - [information to be added]


Note:
   1. Taxonomy and nomenclature follow Flora Novae Angliae by Arthur Haines (2011, Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-17154-9).