Selaginella - Selaginellaceae

Selaginella raynaliana Tardieu

 

 

 

 

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Description

Plants creeping, more-pinnate; rhizophores filiform, 2-3 cm long, glabrous, straw coloured. Leaves thin, dimorphic; lateral leaves base unequal, ciliate, 2 × 1.5 mm, undersurface hairy, almost overlapping; median leaves lanceolate or ovate, apex with a bristle like point shorter than the lamina, margins ciliate, 1 mm, overlapping. Strobili situated at the apex of the branches, 5 mm long, sporophylls of two types; dorsal oval, shortly aristate, ciliate; ventral slightly falciform, acuminate, base uneven.

Notes

Derivation

Habitat

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Cameroon.

Growth form

Terrestrial.

Literature

  • Roux, J.P. (2009) Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands. Strelitzia 23, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Page 27.
  • Tardieu-Blot, M.-L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.3. Flore du Cameroun, Pages 35 - 36. (Includes a picture).
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