Equisetum myriochaetum

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Equisetum myriochaetum
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Equisetum myriochaetum at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order: Equisetales
Family: Equisetaceae
Genus: Equisetum
Subgenus: E. subg. Hippochaete
Species: E. myriochaetum
Binomial name
Equisetum myriochaetum
Schltdl. and Cham., 1830[1]

Equisetum myriochaetum, also known as Mexican giant horsetail, is a species of horsetail that is native to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico. It is the largest horsetail species, commonly reaching 15 feet (4.6 m), with the largest recorded specimen having a height of 24 feet (7.3 m).[2]


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