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''Isoetes echinospora'', also known as spiny quillwort, spiny-spored quillwort or spring quillwort is a species of quillwort in the Isoetaceae family, and is the most abundant species in Canada. It can be found in shallow aquatic environments from Labrador and Newfoundland to Alaska, and south to Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Colorado, and California. In Germany it is found in only two locations: the Feldsee and Lake Titisee, both in the High Black Forest.Information Board at the Feldsee. Recorded on 26 Aug 2015. It bears 10–30 green to yellow leaves and a two-lobed corm. The velum covers one to three quarters of the sporangium, which are long. Round white megaspores are about in diameter and are covered with spines. Kidney-shaped microspores are about long with smooth, fine spines. European populations of the plant lack the stomata present in North American populations. ''Isoetes muricata'' and ''Isoetes echinospora'' var. ''braunii'' refer to the North American plants, but are often considered synonyms of Europe's ''I. exhinospora''.

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echinospora Category:Flora of North America Category:Flora of Germany {{Lycophyte-stub