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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Venezuela to Guyana.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[KBu]

de Araújo Góes-Neto, L.A. et al. 2017. Selaginella (Selaginellaceae) from Brazil: a new species, new records and lectotype designation. Kew Bulletin 72:40. DOI 10.1007/S12225-017-9714-5

Conservation
Data Deficient (DD) within IUCN (2012) guidelines.
Distribution
Venezuela, Guyana, andBrazil(Roraima).
Ecology
Terrestrial or eventually epipetric in montane areas.
Note
Selaginella rhodostachya can be recognised chiefly by its microphylls ovate to ovate-elliptic with an obtuse apex, lateral microphylls with margins entire to slightly serrulate only acroscopically, dorsal microphylls with margins long-ciliate in the inner portion of the apical half, and midribs prominent. The megaspore surfaces are irregularly and slightly granulated; the microspore surfaces are covered with dense and interconnected verrucae. This is a very polymorphic species, probably constituting a complex. In Brazil Selaginella rhodostachya is most similar to S. microdonta A. C. Sm., but differs chiefly by its dorsal microphylls each with an obtuse (vs acute to short-aristate) apex. Morphometric studies, as well as palynological and molecular studies, are needed to clarify the circum­scription of this species. Fig. 4 D - F.
Type
Type: Guyana, Mount Roraima, 1884, E. F. Thurn [271*] (holotype K [K 000229471]-image!).

Native to:

Guyana, Venezuela

Selaginella rhodostachya Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1995 Thurn, E.F. im [s.n.], Venezuela K000229471 holotype
Jan 1, 1995 Ule, E. [8491] K000589268 isotype

First published in Timehri 5: 221 (1886)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Kew Bulletin

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  • Assis, E. L. M. (2016). Estudos taxonomicos em Selaginella P. Beauv. subgenero Stachygynandrum (P. Beauv.) Baker no Brasil. Ph.D. thesis. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
  • Baker 1886: 221
  • Baker 1887: 112
  • Baker, J. G.  (1887). Handbook of the fern-allies: a synopsis of the genera and species of the natural orders. George Bell & Sons, London.
  • Baker, J. G. (1886). Ferns. In: E. F. Thurn (ed.), Notes on the plants observed during the Roraima Expedition of 1884. Timehri, Vol5. The Royal Agricultural & Commer­cial Society of British Guiana, Demerara & London.
  • Buck, W. R. (1986). A new species of Selaginella section Articulatae (Selaginellaceae) from Paraguay. Brittonia 38: 45 - 47.
  • Funk et al.(2007: 20).
  • Funk, V., Hollowell, T., Berry, P., Kellooff, C. & Alexander, S. N. (2007). Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55: 1 - 584.
  • Goes-Neto, L. A. A. (2016). Estudos taxonomicos em Selaginellaceae Willk. (Lycopodiophyta) no Brasil. Ph.D. thesis. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte.
  • Goes-Neto, L. A. A. , Heringer, G. & Salino, A. (2015a). Selaginella salinoi (Selaginellaceae), a new species from Brazil. Phytotaxa 224: 291 - 295.
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  • Smith, A. R. (1995). Selaginellaceae. In: P. E. Berry, B. K. Holst & K. Yatskievych (eds), Flora of the Venezuelan Guyana 2. Pteridophytes, Spermatophytes: Acanthaceae-Araceae. Timber Press, Portland.
  • Valdespino, I. A.  (2015b). Lectotypification of Selaginella tenuissima and S. papagaiensis (Selaginellaceae) with the de­scription of S. monticola. Phytotaxa 233: 153 - 165.
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  • Valdespino, I. A. (2015a). Selaginella boomii (Selaginellaceae - Lycopodiophyta): A new and widely distributed spikemoss from South America. Brittonia 67: 328 - 335.
  • Valdespino, I. A., Heringer, G., Salino, A., Goes-Neto, L. A. A. & Ceballos, J. (2015). Seven new species of Selaginella subg. Stachygynandrum (Selaginellaceae) from Brazil and new synonyms for the genus. PhytoKeys 50: 61 - 99.

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