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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to NW. Namibia, Arabian Peninsula.
Selaginella imbricata

[FSOM]

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

Morphology Stem
Stems erect, to 30 cm tall, branched in the upper half, with branches and leaves inrolled when dry
Morphology Leaves
Leaves of two kinds, the median oblong-lanceolate, c. 1.25 mm long, dentate, the lateral oblong-elliptic, c. 1.5 mm long, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Strobili 0.5–0.8 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Megaspores
Megaspores ± smooth or punctulate.
Distribution
N1–3 Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya and south to Natal; Arabia and Madagascar
Ecology
Altitude range 200–1100 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Selaginella imbricata (Forssk.) Spring ex Decne. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thomson, T. [s.n.], India K000009121 Unknown type material
Wallich, N. [s.n.], India K001067414
Griffith, W. [29], India K001067416
s.coll. [s.n.], India K001067415
Griffith, W. [s.n.], India K001067413

First published in Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. 2: 193 (1841)

Accepted by

  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.

Not accepted by

  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS. [Cited as Selaginella bryopteris.]

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

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