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

[FWTA]

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

Ecology
On ground in mossy forest zone on mountains, 3, 200 to 6, 000 ft. alt.; locally abundant.

Native to:

Angola, Azores, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madeira, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Assam, Belgium, Brazil South, California, Chatham Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Hawaii, India, Italy, Jamaica, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, Panamá, Portugal, Sicilia, South Australia, South Carolina, Spain, Thailand, Venezuela, Victoria, Virginia, Yugoslavia

Selaginella kraussiana (Kunze) A.Braun appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9669], Cameroon K000109254
Aug 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9440], Cameroon K000109255
Oct 1, 1978 South Africa K000351292 lectotype
Oct 1, 1978 Krauss [748], South Africa K000351291
Jan 1, 1972 illegible, Azores K000351226
Nov 1, 1934 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Tanzania K000351256
Patel, H. [7250], Mozambique K000545211
Christenhusz, M.J.M., Kamau, P., Mbale, M. [6617], Kenya K000696650
Jul 1, 1983 Kadim [455], Malaysia Selaginella canescens K000853148
Jul 1, 1983 Haniff, M. [14214], Malaysia Selaginella canescens K000853149
Jul 1, 1983 s.coll [424], Malaysia Selaginella canescens K000853147

First published in Index Seminum (B, Berolinensis) 1859: 22 (1860)

Accepted by

  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
  • 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.
  • Stace, C. (2019). New Flora of the British Isles ed. 4: 1-1266. C & M Floristics.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bak. F. Allies 65 (1887)
  • Knox in Trans. Ed. Bot. Soc. 35: 291, fig. 188 (1950).
  • Sem. Hort. Berl. 1860, App. 22
  • Sim F.S.A. 335, t. 182, fig. 1 (1915)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
  • Stace, C. (2019). New Flora of the British Isles ed. 4: 1-1266. C & M Floristics.

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