Amer. Fern J. 71: 24. 1981
Habitat: Sporophores in June to August. Difficult to detect, plants usually hidden under other vegetation, in snowfields, secondary growth pastures
Elevation: 1500–3000 m
Alta., B.C., Sask., Mont., Utah.
The leaf structure of Botrychium paradoxum is uniform and unique. Very rare teratological individuals of other moonwort species may have trophophores partially or wholly transformed into sporophores.
Botrychium × watertonense W.H. Wagner, known only from one locality in western Alberta, is the sterile hybrid of B. hesperium and B. paradoxum. It can be identified by its trophophore pinnae; all are bordered with sporangia. It may reproduce by some unknown mechanism, such as unreduced spores (W.H. Wagner Jr., F. S. Wagner, et al. 1984).
Of conservation concern.
|Author||Warren H. Wagner Jr. + and Florence S. Wagner +|
|Authority||W. H. Wagner +|
|Common name||Paradox moonwort +|
|Distribution||Alta. +, B.C. +, Sask. +, Mont. + and Utah. +|
|Elevation||1500–3000 m +|
|Habitat||Sporophores in June to August. Difficult to detect, plants usually hidden under other vegetation, in snowfields, secondary growth pastures +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Publication title||Amer. Fern J. +|
|Publication year||1981 +|
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|Taxon family||Ophioglossaceae +|
|Taxon name||Botrychium paradoxum +|
|Taxon parent||Botrychium subg. Botrychium +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 2 +|