Selaginella imbricata (Forssk.) Spring ex Decne.

First published in Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. 2: 193 (1841)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Ethiopia to NW. Namibia, Arabian Peninsula. It grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

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

Morphology Stem
Stems erect, to 30 cm tall, branched in the upper half, with branches and leaves inrolled when dry
Morphology Leaves
Leaves of two kinds, the median oblong-lanceolate, c. 1.25 mm long, dentate, the lateral oblong-elliptic, c. 1.5 mm long, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Strobili 0.5–0.8 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Megaspores
Megaspores ± smooth or punctulate.
Distribution
N1–3 Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya and south to Natal; Arabia and Madagascar
Ecology
Altitude range 200–1100 m.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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