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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. & E. Tropical AFrica.
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

Type
N1, “Darra-as”, Lort Phillips s.n. (B holo., K P iso.).
Morphology General Habit
Plant prostrate and mat-forming with ascending branches
Morphology Leaves
Leaves uniform, linear-lanceolate, c. 2 mm long, tapering at the apex into a long white seta, serrulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Strobili 0.5–1 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Megaspores
Megaspores faintly reticulate-tuberculate.
Distribution
N1; Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Ecology
Altitude range 1200–1900 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

Selaginella phillipsina (Hieron.) Alston appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1965 Cole, E. [s.n.], Somalia K000351249
Jan 1, 1965 Phillips, L. [s.n.], Somalia K000351250 isotype

First published in J. Bot. 77: 222 (1939)

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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