Selaginella P.Beauv.

First published in Mag. Encycl. 9(5): 478 (1804), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Cosmopolitan.

Descriptions

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Plants with erect or creeping stems
Morphology Leaves
Leaves numerous, simple, 1-veined, with a ligule (a membranous structure) on the ventral surface, either all similar and spirally arranged, or of two kinds and 4-ranked
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sporangia
Sporangia grouped in terminal strobili, megasporangia at the base and microsporangia at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Spores
Spores tetrahedral.
Distribution
Genus of some 750 species, mainly in the tropics.
Vernacular
The vernacular name Sarok (Somali) is used for all species of Selaginella as well as for most other pteridophytes, and also for various bryophytes, algae, etc.
[FSOM]

Selaginellaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Note
Description as for family.
[FTEA]

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0