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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1063. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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1. Ophioglossum lusitanicum L., Sp. Pl. 1063 (1753); Boiss., Fl. Orient. 5: 720 (1884). Type: Described from Portugal.  [Plate 3]

Common name: Lesser Adder’s Tongue; לשון-אפעה קטנה.
Habitat: Sandy loams (Hamra) and calcareous sandstone (Kurkar) hills. Carmel Coast, Coastal Galilee, Sharon Plain, Philistean Plain, Ammon. Rare, Endangered.
Area distribution: Mediterranean and W. Euro-Siberian; also in Trop. Africa.

Very rare, on verge of extinction. Grown as an ornamental plant.


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Perennial, 5-15 cm. Rhizome short, fairly thick, simple or with long, laterally creeping branches and fasciculate roots. Leaves 1-2, (2-) 3-7 cm., long-petioled, oblanceolate, tapering towards a somewhat sheathed base, acute, entire. Sporophylls 1-2, 1-1.5 (-2.5) cm., long-peduncled, with a linear, acute, distichous spike, mostly exceeding leaves in height. Spores smooth. January-March.

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