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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.
Selaginella versicolor

[FWTA]

Selaginellaceae, A. H. G. Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ferns and Fern-Allies Supplement. 1959

Ecology
On wet rocks especially near waterfalls or on forest floor in moderate shade, sometimes epiphytic; sometimes in fringing forest; sea level to 5, 000 ft. alt.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Selaginella versicolor Spring appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 2013 Cheek, M. [13056], Cameroon K000745987
Dec 1, 2013 Etuge, M. [6474], Cameroon K000745988
Aug 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3442], Cameroon K000109266
Aug 1, 2001 Zapfack, L. [913], Cameroon K000109270
Aug 1, 2001 Lane, P. [301], Cameroon K000109264
Aug 1, 2001 Biye, E. [14], Cameroon K000109271
Aug 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [8944], Cameroon K000109269
Aug 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [7101], Cameroon K000109268
Aug 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2707], Cameroon K000109267
Aug 1, 1996 Wheatley, J.I. [395], Cameroon K000109265
Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G. [109], Ghana K000812110
Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G [119], Ghana K000812111
Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G. [16], Ghana K000812113
Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G. [57], Ghana K000812112
Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G. [47], Ghana K000812114
Jan 1, 1996 Thomas, D.W. [9121], Cameroon K000540259
Jan 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [5021], Cameroon K000540312
Jan 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [4980], Cameroon K000540295
Nov 1, 1934 Kalbreger [158], Cameroon K000351229 Unknown type material
Nov 1, 1934 Mann, G. [149], Equatorial Guinea K000351228 lectotype

First published in Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 10: 143 (1843)

Accepted by

  • Quansah, N. & Thomas, B.A. (2021). Anisophyllous species of Selaginella in West Africa The Fern Gazette 21: 188-238.
  • 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 West Tropical Africa

  • Bak. F. Allies 84 (1887).
  • in Bull. Acad. Brux. 10: 143 (1843)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Quansah, N. & Thomas, B.A. (2021). Anisophyllous species of Selaginella in West Africa The Fern Gazette 21: 188-238.

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