Selaginella eremophila

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Selaginella eremophila
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Lycopodiophyta
Class: Isoetopsida
Order: Selaginellales
Family: Selaginellaceae
Genus: Selaginella
Species: S. eremophila
Binomial name
Selaginella eremophila

Selaginella eremophila is a species of spikemoss known by the common name desert spikemoss.[1] It is native to the deserts and adjacent mountains around the intersection of California and Arizona with Baja California.[2] It grows in sandy and rocky habitat.[3] This lycophyte forms dense mats of spreading stems with small, forking branches.[3] The lance-shaped leaves are up to 3 millimeters long on the lower stem surfaces and a little shorter on the upper sides.[2] The tiny leaves have pointed tips with soft, twisted bristles.[3] The strobili bearing the reproductive parts are under a centimeter long.[3]


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