Selaginella tenera (Hook. & Grev.) Spring (syn: Lycopodioides tenera (Hook. & Grev.) Kuntze; Lycopodium debile Bory; Lycopodium tenerum Hook. & Grev.; Selaginella debilis (Bory) Spring; Stachygynandrum obliquum Beauv.);
W. & S. India, SE. Bangladesh as per POWO;
India (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala) as per Catalogue of Life;

Selaginella tenera SN27420b : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 4 mb.
Selaginella tenera (Hook. & Grev.) Spring is a wild primitive fern from Western Ghats Tamilnadu. 

Yes – the dimorphic sporophylls are just visible. But I wouldn’t think of a Selaginella as primitive, really- in many ways they are much more advanced than other groups of Lycophytes as they have developed heterospory. Also the group has radiated greatly in relatively modern times.




POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  Rondano Biodiversity  Europeana Collections  Herbarium JCB – IISc

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