Selaginella bigelovii

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Selaginella bigelovii
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Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Lycopodiophyta
Class: Isoetopsida
Order: Selaginellales
Family: Selaginellaceae
Genus: Selaginella
Species: S. bigelovii
Binomial name
Selaginella bigelovii
Underw.

Selaginella bigelovii is a species of spikemoss known by the common names bushy spikemoss[1] and Bigelow's spikemoss. It is native to California and Baja California, where it grows in rocky places in many different habitat types, from the coastline to the mountains to the deserts. This lycophyte forms clumps of spreading upright to erect stems up to 20 centimeters long with a few short lateral branches. The linear or lance-shaped green leaves are up to 4 millimeters long, including the tiny rigid bristles at their tips. They are flattened to the stem or stick out just a little. The strobili borne at the leaf bases are yellow-orange in color.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Selaginella bigelovii". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 

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