Biology

Size and growth

Equisetum myriochaetum the giant horsetail 

  • can grow up to 8m tall
  • are fast growing fern ally
  • annually producing shoots several metres above the rhizome
  • has a creeping rhizome
Reproduction
  • Sexual reproduction occurs through the production of spores
  • Vegetative reproduction by rooting rhizomes or stem pieces
Equisetum myriochaetum reproduction
Dispersal

Spores are dispersed by wind (anemochorous), but small fragments of plants can travel by water (hydrochorous) to establish new populations.

Equisetum myriochaetum physiology