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quillwort,

common name for several species of the plant genus Isoetes, which grow in ponds, slow streams, and swampy places. See LycopodiophytaLycopodiophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of the organisms commonly called club mosses and quillworts. As in other vascular plants, the sporophyte, or spore-producing phase, is the conspicuous generation, and the gametophyte, or gamete-producing phase, is minute.
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quillwort

[′kwil‚wȯrt]
(botany)
The common name for plants of the genus Isoetes.
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a new Quillwort (Isoetaceae) from Eastern North America.
Isoetaceae); a new Quillwort from the Southeastern United States.
Isoetes tennesseensis (Isoetaceae) an Octoploid Quillwort from Tennessee.
ISOETES {eye-so-EE-teez} Linnaeus 1753 * Quillworts * [Greek isos, equal, and etos, year; in reference to evergreen habit of some members of this genus.
Isoetes microvela (Isoetaceae), a new quillwort from the coastal plain of the southeastern United States.
Maritime quillwort, Isoetes maritima (Isoetaceae), in the Yukon Territory.
Isoetaceae): A new quillwort from the southeastern United States.
2008) discussed the taxonomy and distribution of the quillworts (species of the genus Isoetes, Lycophyta) in Western Asia.
In April 2009, we located thousands of quillworts at several different sites in the Akkar region of extreme northern Lebanon, a region of basalt derived soils.
As a result, at least 10 new taxa of quillworts have been published since 1993.
Data presented are limited to descriptions of ornamentation types in a randomly selected group of quillworts, with most taxa from North America.
Bill Dickison was the first person to introduce me to the complexities of quillworts and to develop my appreciation of the diversity of form and structure in plants.