Selaginella martensii

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Selaginella martensii
Selaginella martensii - Berlin Botanical Garden - IMG 8724.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Lycopodiophyta
Class: Isoetopsida
Order: Selaginellales
Family: Selaginellaceae
Genus: Selaginella
Species: S. martensii
Binomial name
Selaginella martensii

Selaginella martensii, the variegated spikemoss or Martens's spike moss, is a lycophyte in the Selaginellaceae family. It is native to Mexico and Central America.


  • GBIF entry
  • UniProt entry
  • NCBI entry
  • Jakob Schneller, Hans Gerber, and Alex Zuppiger, "Speed and force of spore ejection in Selaginella martensii", Botanica Helvetica, Birkhäuser Basel, Volume 118, Number 1 / June, 2008. ISSN 0253-1453 (Print) 1420-9063 (Online).
  • JA Jernstedt, EG Cutter, EM Gifford EM, "Angle meristem origin and development in Selaginella martensii", Ann. Bot. 69, pages 351-63. 1992.