Fern for id 080610MK1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 10 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (2)
Please help to id this Pteridophyte, found abundant over marshy rocks in a moist deciduous forest area. Could this be a species of Selaginella?
Place: Mudumalai wls, Nilgiris, TN
Date: 05 May 2010

I think s rupestris the resurrection plant

Also its hard for me to find any Rhizophore here.

To me it seems to be Selaginella kraussiana

The Plant in the attached photo is Selaginella kraussiana and not S rupestris. I am attaching a slide showing the difference between the morphology of this two species of Selaginella.
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Is it possible to identify these images from  Mudumalai wls, Nilgiris, Tamilnadu, South India?

No, not really, because it is sterile young material, no strobili yet. With more experience of the place probably one could recognise which one that is, but better to show strobili.


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