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Marsilea villosa, the (Hawaiian) or villous waterclover (English), is a species of fern that is endemic to the islands of [[Oahu|O]], [[Molokai|Moloka]] and [[Niihau|Ni]] in Hawaii. It is found exclusively in areas that experience periodic flooding and become ephemeral pools within low elevation dry forests and shrublands.<ref name="FWS"/> Standing water allows the sporocarp to open and release spores. It also enables the resulting sperm to swim toward and fertilize female ova. For new plants to become established, the waters must subside. Sporocarps only form once the soil has dried to a certain level. Like other species in its genus, the leaves of M. villosa resemble those of a four-leaf clover.<ref name="CPC">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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Marsilea villosa, the (Hawaiian) or villous waterclover (English), is a species of fern that is endemic to the islands of [[Oahu|O]], [[Molokai|Moloka]] and [[Niihau|Ni]] in Hawaii. It is found exclusively in areas that experience periodic flooding and become ephemeral pools within low elevation dry forests and shrublands.<ref name="FWS"/> Standing water allows the sporocarp to open and release spores. It also enables the resulting sperm to swim toward and fertilize female ova. For new plants to become established, the waters must subside. Sporocarps only form once the soil has dried to a certain level. Like other species in its genus, the leaves of M. villosa resemble those of a four-leaf clover.<ref name="CPC">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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