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Bolander's Quillwort
Isoetes bolanderi
About Bolander's Quillwort (Isoetes bolanderi) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Bolander's quillwort (Isoetes bolanderi) is a species of quillwort, a type of lycopod. This aquatic plant is native to high altitude regions of western North America and southern British Columbia. It grows almost entirely underwater in lakes and other water bodies from a corm-like stem, which remains buried in the mud, producing up to twenty pointed, cylindrical leaves approaching 15 centimeters in maximum length. It reproduces via spherical sporangia, covered about one third by the velum. The ligule is small and heart-shaped. The megaspores are white, though sometimes bluish, and 350 to 290 micrometers in diameter. The microspores are 25 to 30 micrometers long.
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Annual Precipitation: 11.5" - 119.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.28" - 4.10", Coldest Month: 19.5" - 48.4", Hottest Month: 41.2" - 76.0", Humidity: 0.72" - 22.47", Elevation: 494" - 11675"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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