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  1. Family: Equisetaceae Michx.ex DC.
    1. Genus: Equisetum L.
      1. Equisetum ramosissimum Desf.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subtropical Old World, Ethiopia to S. Africa.

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    Equisetaceae, E. A. C. L. E. Schelpe. Flora Zambesiaca. 1970

    Habit
    Subterranean stems black, up to 3 mm. in diam., horizontal to erect, bearing roots and aerial stems up to 2 m. high with primary axis erect up to 5 mm. in diam., conspicuously longitudinally ribbed, with whorls of up to 14 scale leaves up to 1.1 cm. long, fused for most of their length, ending in free acuminate teeth up to 2 mm. long, often turning black with age, the apical portions frequently broken off.
    Branches
    Branches produced at the nodes up to 14 in each whorl, up to 13 cm. long, c. 1–1.5 mm. in diam.
    Cones
    Cones up to 1.8 x 0.5 cm., with a blunt conical apex; sporangiophores 1–1.5 mm. in diam.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Algeria, Altay, Angola, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central European Rus, Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Germany, Greece, Gulf States, Hainan, Hungary, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Manchuria, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Netherlands, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Qinghai, Romania, Réunion, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Ukraine, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Western Sahara, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Equisetum ramosissimum Desf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [8715], Tanzania 56440.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. Atlant. 2: 398 (1799)

    Accepted by

    • Güner, A. (ed.) (2018). Resimli Türkiye Florasi (Illustrated Flora of Turkey) 2: 1-1054. ANG Vakfi/Nezahat Gökyigit Botanik Bahçesi, Istambul.
    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
    • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
    • Roux, J.P. (2016). The Lycopods and Ferns of Drakensberg and Lesotho: 1-384. Briza academic books, Pretoria, South Africa.
    • Malyschev, L.I., Peshkova, G.A. & Baikov, K.S. (eds.) (2007). Flora of Siberia 14: 1-210. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
    • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
    • Krasnoborov, I.M. (ed.) (2000). Flora of Siberia 1: 1-189. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
    • Abdulina, S.A. (1999). Spisok Sosudistykn Rastenii Kazakhstana: 1-187. Academy of Sciences, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
    • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Krasnoborov, I.M. (ed.) (2000). Flora of Siberia 1: 1-189. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
    • Abdulina, S.A. (1999). Spisok Sosudistykn Rastenii Kazakhstana: 1-187. Academy of Sciences, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Science Photographs
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/