1. Selaginellaceae Willk.

    1. This family is accepted.

[FWTA]

Selaginellaceae, A.H.G Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. 1959

Habit
Herbs, terrestrial, annual or perennial
Stem
Stems erect or prostrate, bearing rhizophores
Leaves
Leaves ligulate, small, numerous, heteromorphous (at least on the branches), those of the lower plane lateral, spreading, those of the upper plane superficial, directed forwards; the leaves in the axils of the branches differ from the lateral leaves and are normally equal–sided
[FTEA]

Selaginellaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Habit
Annual or perennial terrestrial herbs
Stem
Stems erect, prostrate or occasionally climbing, usually bearing aerial roots (rhizophores); branching often regular, ± in one plane giving a frond-like appearance
Leaves
Leaves ligulate, small, numerous, ± uniform and spirally arranged or wider and unequal in two ranks, those facing outwards smaller (median leaves) and those below on either side larger (lateral), often variously aristate and ciliate

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Selaginellaceae Willk. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Anleit. Stud. Bot. 2: 163. 1854 [Feb 1854] (1854)

Sources

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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