Selaginella delicatula (Desv. ex Poir.) Alston

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : SELAGINELLACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Selaginellaceae
  • Species : Selaginella delicatula
  • Basionym : Lycopodium delicatulum Desv. ex Poir.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Selaginella delicatula (Desv. ex Poir.) Alston
  • Collection Nos : HFP 673
  • Collector(s) Name : F. M. Jarrett, C. J. Saldanha & T.P.Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : Stem erect or suberect, rooting at the base only, without leaves, stramineous; lateral branches many, alternate, tripinnate; leaves scattered and oblique on main stem, arranged in four rows on lateral branches; lateral leaves ovate, obtuse, entire; median leaves ovate, aristate, entire, arista less than half the length of leaf. Spikes borne on ultimate branches, quadrangular; sporophylls uniform, ovate, acuminate, entire; microspores green, megaspores pale brown.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments : Common on stone walls or crevices along roadsides and in shady places in coastal Karnataka and Western Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Dakshina Kannada; Hassan; Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008


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