Club Spikemoss

(Selaginella selaginoides)

galery

Description

It is a small, delicate, low-growing plant. Its perennial sterile stems are short, slender and irregularly branched reaching up to 15 cm in length. They creep along the ground but usually turn upwards near the tip. They have small, pointed, triangular leaves about 1-2 mm long, each bearing a ligule on its upper surface near the base.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Lycopodiophyta
Class: Lycopodiopsida
Order:Selaginellales
Family:Selaginellaceae
Genus:Selaginella
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