Taxon  Report   1027    
Azolla mexicana  C. Presl  
(no longer an active name; please see Azolla microphylla)
Mexican mosquito fern,  Mexican mosquitofern
Azolla mexicana, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
also called Azolla microphylla
Genus: Azolla
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

JEF + CNPS + PLANTS other name:
Azolla microphylla

NOTE: Azolla mexicana is no longer an active name.
More information about  Azolla mexicana
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2019).