genus Selaginella in tropical South America
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Published by British Museum (Natural History) in London .
Written in English



  • South America


  • Selaginella -- South America -- Classification.,
  • Lycopsida -- South America -- Classification.

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StatementA.H.G. Alston, A.C. Jermy & J.M. Rankin.
SeriesBulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany series,, v. 9, no. 4, Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History)., v. 9, no. 4.
ContributionsJermy, A. C., Rankin, J. M.
LC ClassificationsQK1 .B874 vol. 9, no. 4, QK524.S46 .B874 vol. 9, no. 4
The Physical Object
PaginationP. 233-330 :
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3089052M
LC Control Number82191417

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Species probably more than (38 in the flora): worldwide, mainly tropical and subtropical regions. The generic and infrageneric classification of Selaginella is controversial, and more than one genus may be recognized (see R. E. G. Pichi-Sermolli for . Genera 1, over species (38 species in the flora): worldwide, primarily in tropical and subtropical regions. Selaginellaceae traditionally include only one genus of living plants, Selaginella (A. C. Jermy b; R. M. Tryon and A. F. Tryon ). Another interesting source of information on the genus Selaginella is found in the next book on ferns of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands: SALVO, E. (). Guía de helechos de la. Selaginella selaginoides is a non-flowering plant of the spikemoss genus Selaginella with a wide distribution around the Northern resembles a moss in appearance but is a vascular plant belonging to the division has a number of common names including lesser clubmoss, club spikemoss, northern spikemoss, low spikemoss and prickly : Selaginellaceae.

Selaginella lepidophylla (syn. Lycopodium lepidophyllum) is a species of desert plant in the spikemoss family (Selaginellaceae).Known as a "resurrection plant", S. lepidophylla is renowned for its ability to survive almost complete dry weather in its native habitat, its stems curl into a tight ball, uncurling only when exposed to : Selaginellaceae.   Selaginella boomii is described as a new species and compared to the similar S. roraimensis. The new species is widely distributed in Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and Brazil where it grows on granite outcrops and boulders in forests and savannas. Selaginella boomii is illustrated with Scanning Electron Micrographs of stem sections, leaves, and spores, and its Cited by: 8. Genus: Selaginella Common Name: SPIKE-MOSS: Genus Notes: Selaginella is a fairly widely accepted, monophyletic genus of species (Zhou & Zhang ; Westrand & Korall ), although segregate genera are sometimes recognized. Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus. Selaginella is the only genus in the family plants belong to the lycopods, one of the groups previously referred to as fern allies. Selaginella is one of two groups of vascular plants that show heterospory - male (microspores) and female (megaspores) are produced in different sporangia and are of different sizes, the other being Isoëtes or quillworts.

Selaginella aculeatifolia sp. nov. (Selaginellaceae-Lycopodiophyta) from the foothills of Cerro Neblina, Venezuela Article (PDF Available) in Nordic Journal of Botany . ADVERTISEMENTS: In this article we will discuss about the life cycle of selaginella, explained with the help of suitable diagrams. Selaginella is a very large genus of about tropical to temperate species growing almost everywhere on this Earth. Although so large, the genus shows a uniformity lacking in the genus Lycopodium. The genus is [ ]. Selaginella martensii Common name(s): Creeping Moss; Genus of about species of evergreen, rhizomatous perennials found in a range of habitats, from semi-desert to rainforest, mostly in tropical regions, with some species in temperate and alpine zones. Selaginella, or Creeping Moss, was a Victorian favourite.   All agree that the family is Selaginellaceae, and Selaginella is the only genus in the family. Peacock fern (Selaginella uncinata), also sometimes known as blue spike-moss or rainbow fern, is a diminutive (6 inches tall, spreading to 2 feet) club moss noted for its bluish green iridescent leaves. It is hardy from zones 6 to