Definition of Quillwort family
1. Noun. Quillworts; coextensive with the genus Isoetes.
Generic synonyms: Fern Family
Group relationships: Isoetales, Order Isoetales
Member holonyms: Genus Isoetes, Isoetes
Lexicographical Neighbors of Quillwort Family
Literary usage of Quillwort family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook of the Flora of Philadelphia and Vicinity: Containing Data Relating by Ida Augusta Keller, Stewardson Brown (1905)
"quillwort family. 1. ISOETES L. QUILLWORT. Submerged or rarely emersed in very dry seasons; leaves quadrangular, without peripheral bast-bundles. ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1896)
"quillwort family. Aquatic or marsh plants rooting in the mud, with a short buried 2-lobed or 3-lobed trunk (stem) sending out abundant roots and sending up ..."
3. Mount Rainier: A Record of Exploration by Edmond Stephen Meany (1916)
"(quillwort family.) Isoetes echinospora braunii Engelmann. Common in the small lakes near the foot of Pinnacle ..."