1. Family: Selaginellaceae Willk.
    1. Genus: Selaginella P.Beauv.
      1. Selaginella versicolor Spring

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Selaginellaceae, A. H. G. Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ferns and Fern-Allies Supplement. 1959

    Ecology
    On wet rocks especially near waterfalls or on forest floor in moderate shade, sometimes epiphytic; sometimes in fringing forest; sea level to 5, 000 ft. alt.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Selaginella versicolor Spring appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 2013 Cheek, M. [13056], Cameroon K000745987
    Dec 1, 2013 Etuge, M. [6474], Cameroon K000745988
    Aug 1, 2001 Lane, P. [301], Cameroon K000109264
    Aug 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [8944], Cameroon K000109269
    Aug 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [7101], Cameroon K000109268
    Aug 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3442], Cameroon K000109266
    Aug 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2707], Cameroon K000109267
    Aug 1, 2001 Zapfack, L. [913], Cameroon K000109270
    Aug 1, 2001 Biye, E. [14], Cameroon K000109271
    Aug 1, 1996 Wheatley, J.I. [395], Cameroon K000109265
    Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G. [109], Ghana K000812110
    Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G. [57], Ghana K000812112
    Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G. [16], Ghana K000812113
    Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G. [47], Ghana K000812114
    Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G [119], Ghana K000812111
    Jan 1, 1996 Thomas, D.W. [9121], Cameroon K000540259
    Jan 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [4980], Cameroon K000540295
    Jan 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [5021], Cameroon K000540312
    Nov 1, 1934 Mann, G. [149], Equatorial Guinea K000351228 lectotype
    Nov 1, 1934 Kalbreger [158], Cameroon K000351229 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 10(1): 143 (1843)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Bak. F. Allies 84 (1887).
    • in Bull. Acad. Brux. 10: 143 (1843)

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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