Calflora
Taxon  Report   10786    
Azolla microphylla  Kaulf.
Mexican mosquito fern
Azolla microphylla, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
also called Azolla mexicana
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: AZOLLACEAE  
Genus: Azolla
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Azolla mexicana
More information about  Azolla microphylla
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

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Consortium of California Herbaria


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jun 19, 2019).