WILLISTON, PATRICK* AND PAULA BARTEMUCCI. Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4. - The Ophioglossaceae of British Columbia.
The Ophioglossaceae is a unique family of small, inconspicuous, and
often rare ferns with 16 species in British Columbia. This paper
summarizes what is know about the Ophioglossaceae in British Columbia
and draws attention to the lack of information regarding their
taxonomy and ecology within the region. Species associations within
the family are discussed and localities with high species richness are
noted. This paper contains an illustrated key to the Ophioglossaceae
of British Columbia and includes descriptions, distribution maps,
habitat information, and rarity status for each species. Pertinent
questions for future research and conservation are suggested.
Key words: Botrychium, British Columbia, Ophioglossaceae, Ophioglossum