Selaginella radicata (Hook. & Grev.) Spring

 
  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : SELAGINELLACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Selaginellaceae
  • Species : Selaginella radicata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not Found in The Plant List
  • Collection Nos : HFP 15154
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha
  • Key identification features : These plants are irregular in shape, prostrate stem, rooting occasionally all over. Leaves are at the base of main stem, uniform, ovate, acute and entire; leaves on the rest of the part of main stem and lateral branches dimorphic; median leaves ascending; lateral leaves narrowly ovate, margin finely denticulate; leaves pale green, sporophylls uniform, broadly ovate, dentate, megasporangia borne at the basal region, microsporangia borne towards distal part of the cone; microspores pale brown, triangular with rounded corners; megaspores three per sporangium, pale green.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Not common. Growing on moist earth banks along roadsides.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Mankanahalli, Hassan district
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan
  • Floras referred : Rajagopal, P.K. & Bhat, K.G. (2016). Pteridophytes of Karnataka State, India. Vinayaka Prakashana Publishers.; Manickam V.S & Irudayaraj V. (1992)- Pteridophyte flora of W.Ghats, South India

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