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Range DescriptionEquisetum giganteum is native to South America. It is reported from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela. As E. ramosissimum, this species occurs throughout Europe and the Middle East, east through Russia and the Indian sub-continent to the eastern seaboard of Russia, the Korean Peninsula, China and Japan, it also occurs in much of Africa south of the Sahara. It is considered to have been introduced to parts of the southern United States of America (Hassler and Schmidt 2012).