Selaginella chrysorrhizos Spring, Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. Belgique 24: 251 (1849) (syn: Selaginella lakkidiana Nisha, Nampy & Joby; Selaginella panchghaniana R.D.Dixit);
Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China: Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
Selaginella sp for id: 3 images.
Location: South-west Maharashtra, Western ghats.
My first impression is Selaginella chrysorrhizos. It is in that rather ticky group, anyway. But tomorrow when I get more time I will study it more carefully and see if I still think that. I did not know of S. chrysorrhizos from Maharashtra, but it is in M.P. and in Kerala, so could well (should!) be there.
Thank you for the id, and your appreciation (though I don’t feel that I really deserve it- I have a long way to go before I can take much better, clearer photos that show the exact features needed for the id).
Ah yes, I did already! Not to worry, I often get muddled with terms too!
Well the lighting is superb – most flash pictures don’t show things all that well, against a dark background.
What place was it from – like the nearest small town?
It is from Amboli ghat.
POWO Catalogue of Life GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of peninsular India pteridoportal Researchgate
A taxonomic revision of the genus Selaginella (Selaginellaceae) from Nepal– Aleksandr Petrovich Shalimov, Yu-Dong Wu, Xian-Chun Zhang- Phytokeys 133:1-76