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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Angola, Comoros.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Selaginella molliceps Spring appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 2013 Cheek, M. [12973], Cameroon K000745989
Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G. [141], Ghana K000812109
Curror [s.n.] K000351246
Dill [67] K000351247
Welwitsch [s.n.] K000351261
Welwitsch [47], Angola K000351262
Welwitsch [11], Angola K000351263
Welwitsch [11], Angola K000351266
Welwitsch [46], Angola K000351265
Curror [s.n.] K000351245 Unknown type material
Welwitsch [47], Angola K000351267
Johnson, W.H. [506] K000351264

First published in Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. Belgique 24: 257 (1849)

Accepted by

  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • 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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Quansah, N. & Thomas, B.A. (2021). Anisophyllous species of Selaginella in West Africa The Fern Gazette 21: 188-238.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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