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Contains 6 accepted taxa overall.

Genus: Selaginella P.Beauv.
Common Name:SPIKE-MOSS
Genus Notes:Selaginella is a fairly widely accepted, monophyletic genus of 750-800 species (Zhou & Zhang 2015; Westrand & Korall 2016), although segregate genera are sometimes recognized.
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus


Sub Class
Genus Selaginella


Citation SELAGINELLA Palisot de Beauvois, Prodr. Aethéogam. 101. 1805, nom. cons. vs. Selaginoides Seguier 1754; Lycopodioides Boehmer 1760; Stachygynandrum Palisot de Beauvois ex Mirbel 1802.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Selaginella spinosa Palisot de Beauvois, nom. illegit. (Lycopodium selaginoides Linnaeus; Selaginella selaginoides (Linnaeus) Link)

** Not applicable or data not available.


Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Selaginella apoda var. apoda MEADOW SPIKE-MOSS
Selaginella apoda var. ludoviciana GULF SPIKE-MOSS
Selaginella arenicola SAND SPIKE-MOSS
Selaginella armata var. eatonii EATON'S SPIKE-MOSS; PYGMY SPIKE-MOSS
Selaginella uncinata PEACOCK SPIKE-MOSS
Selaginella willdenowii VINE SPIKE-MOSS

Identification Key

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Bryodesma Bryodesma Soják, Preslia 64: 154. 1992. TYPE: Bryodesma rupestre (Linnaeus) Soják (Selaginella rupestris Linnaeus)
Didiclis Didiclis Palisot de Beauvois ex Mirbel, in Lamarck & Mirbel, Hist. Nat. Veg. 3: 477; 4: 314. 1802. TYPE: Didiclis ornithopodioides (Linnaeus) Palisot de Beauvois ex Saint- Hilaire (Lycopodium ornithopodioides Linnaeus)
Diplostachyum Diplostachyum Palisot de Beauvois, Prodr. Aethéogam. 104 (as "Diplostachium"), 107. 1805. TYPE: Diplostachyum helveticum (Linnaeus) Palisot de Beauvois (Lycopodium helveticum Linnaeus) Lectotypified by Pfeiffer, Nomencl. 1: 1100. 1874; Rothmaler, Feddes Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 54: 69. 1944.
Gymnogynum Gymnogynum Palisot de Beauvois, Prodr. Aethéogam. 103. 1805. TYPE: Gymnogynum domingense Palisot de Beauvois
Heterophyllium Heterophyllium Hieronymus ex Börner, Fl. Deut. Volk 110, 285, t. 249. 1912, non Heterophyllum (Schimper) Müller Halensis ex Kindberg 1894. TYPE: Heterophyllium helveticum (Linnaeus) Börner (Lycopodium helveticum Linnaeus) = Diplostachyum Palisot de Beauvois 1805, by lectotypification.
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