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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Kenya, Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plant prostrate, with branches and leaves inrolled when dry
Morphology Leaves
Leaves of two kinds, the median ovate, 1–1.5 mm long, the lateral elliptic, c. 1.5 mm long, all leaves with white margins and long-ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Strobili c. 0.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Megaspores
Megaspores finely tuberculate.
Distribution
N1–3; Ethiopia, Kenya, Arabia
Ecology
Altitude range 1000–2100 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen

Selaginella yemensis (Sw.) Spring appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1964 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1484], Somalia K000351251
s.coll. [s.n.], Saudi Arabia K001067373 Unknown type material
Hunter [257], Saudi Arabia K001067372 Unknown type material

First published in Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. 2: 191 (1841)

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

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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