Skip to main content
  • Selaginellaceae Willk.

This family is accepted.
Selaginella pulvinata

[FWTA]

Selaginellaceae, A.H.G Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. 1959

Morphology General Habit
Herbs, terrestrial, annual or perennial
Morphology Stem
Stems erect or prostrate, bearing rhizophores
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ligulate, small, numerous, heteromorphous (at least on the branches), those of the lower plane lateral, spreading, those of the upper plane superficial, directed forwards; the leaves in the axils of the branches differ from the lateral leaves and are normally equal–sided

[FSOM]

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.
Note
Family of a single genus.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial terrestrial herbs
Morphology Stem
Stems erect, prostrate or occasionally climbing, usually bearing aerial roots (rhizophores); branching often regular, ± in one plane giving a frond-like appearance
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ligulate, small, numerous, ± uniform and spirally arranged or wider and unequal in two ranks, those facing outwards smaller (median leaves) and those below on either side larger (lateral), often variously aristate and ciliate

Selaginellaceae Willk. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Anleit. Stud. Bot. 2: 163. 1854 [Feb 1854] (1854)

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Adumbr. 27 (1975); Fl. Trop. E. Afr. (2005).
  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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

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

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0