Equisetum hyemale L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Ulamotu

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Equisetum hyemale L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000748047. Accessed on: 26 Sep 2020'

General Information

Plants large. Rhizome creeping or erect, blackish brown, nodes and roots with long yellowish brown trichomes. Aerial stem perennial, monomorphic, green, up to or more than 1 m tall, (3-)5-9 mm in diam. at middle, not branched or base with few erect lateral branches; internodes 5-8 cm. Aerial stem 16-22-ridged; ridges arc-shaped abaxially or nearly rectangular, without conspicuous tubercles or with 2 rows of tubercles; sheath 0.7-1.1 cm, blackish brown or both distal portion and base with a blackish brown band, or only distal portion with a blackish brown band; sheath teeth 16-22, lanceolate, small, 0.3-0.5 cm, teeth of distal portion light brown, membranous, aristate, caducous, teeth of lower portion blackish brown, abaxially 3- or 4-ridged at base, thinly leathery, persistent or falling off early with sheath tube. Strobilus ovate, 1-1.6 cm, 0.4-0.7 cm in diam., apex with small acute tip, sessile. 2n = 216.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    Subspecies 2 (1 in the flora): North America, Mexico, Central America in Guatemala, Europe, Asia.

  • Provided by: [E].Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    3. Equisetum hyemale L., Sp. Pl. 1062 (1753). Neotipo (designado por Hauke, 1963): Europa, Anon. (LINN-1241!).

    Por R.L. Hauke

  • Provided by: [C].Flora Mesoamericana
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    "Stems all alike, evergreen, mostly unbranched, ± erect, 2–15+ dm, 4–14 mm thick, with mostly 16–50 broad, rounded, roughened ridges; central cavity at least 3/4 the diameter of the stem, much larger than the small vallecular ones; stomates in 2 rows in each furrow; sheaths mostly 5–15 mm, black-banded at the tip and usually also at or near the base, the dark, scarious-margined, basally connate teeth articulate to the sheath but tending to be irregularly subpersistent; cones short-pedunculate, 1–2.5 cm, evidently apiculate. Streambanks and other moist or wet places; circumboreal, s. in Amer. to Fla., Calif., and C. Amer. Amer. pls are var. affine (Engelm.) A. A. Eaton (E. affine; E. prealtum; E. robustum)"

  • Provided by: [F].New York Botanical Garden
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    20-100 cm boyunda, çokyıllık otsu bitkiler. Rizomlar sürünücü veya dik, siyah ya da koyu kahverengi, tüylü; tüyler sarımsı kahverengi. Ana gövde çokyıllık, tek biçimli, 0,5-1 cm çapında, basit, dallanmamış, yeşil, 10- 30 oluklu; kın yeşil, 0,5-1,5 cm uzunluğunda, tabanda ve uçta belirgin siyahımsı kahverengi bantlı; dişler gövdedeki oluk sayısı kadar, mızraksı, kılçıklı, düşücü. Ana gövdedeki öz boşluğu gövdenin 2/3’ü kadar. Kozalak yeşilimsi kahverengi, yeşil gövdenin ucunda tek, tersyumurtamsı, 0,7-1,5 × 0,5-0,8 cm.

  • Provided by: [G].Resimli Türkiye Florası (the Illustrated Flora of Turkey)
    • Nationally Preferred Names


      Other Local Names

      Common scouring rush, prêle d'hiver

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      World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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      Flora Mesoamericana
      Gerrit Davidse, Mario Sousa Sánchez, A. O. Chater, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Biología, Missouri Botanical Garden, Natural History Museum (London, England) UNAM, 1994
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      Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
      'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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      Flora of North America @ efloras.org
      'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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      Resimli Türkiye Florası (the Illustrated Flora of Turkey)
      Güner, A., Kandemir, A., Menemen, Y., Yıldırım, H., Aslan, S., Ekşi, G., Güner, I. ve Çimen, A.Ö. (edlr.) (2018). Resimli Türkiye Florası, Cilt 2. ANG Vakfı Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi Yayınları. İstanbul.
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