Selaginella inaequalifolia (Hook. & Grev.) Spring, Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 10: 145 (1843) (syn: Lycopodium inaequalifolium Hook. & Grev. ; Lycopodioides inaequalifolia (Hook. & Grev.) Kuntze);
Indian Subcontinent to N. Thailand, Sulawesi: Assam, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Sulawesi, Thailand as per POWO;

Terrestrials herbs with erect, scandent stem 30-35 cm long, rooting at the base, rhizophores thick. Leaves heteromorphic throughout; median leaves 4 x 1.5 mm, elliptic, long acuminate; lateral leaves 11 x 2.5 mm, oblong-lanceolate, acute, axillary leaves 4 x 1.5 mm, elliptic, acute. Strobili 20 x 2 mm, cylindrical; sporophylls uniform, 2 x 1 mm, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate. Microspores 25 x 15 mm, white, tetrahedral to planoconvex, tuberculate. Macrospores 375 x 312-375 µm, creamy with anastomosing ridges.
Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests.
(Attributions: K. P. Rajesh as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Help with identification of a Selaginella sp.: 3 very high res. images.
Hello, can this specimen be ided?

Date: 29 Jan 2024
Location: Kallar, Trivandrum, Kerala
Habitat: Evergreen forest, hill, growing on a rock

It seems Selaginella trachyphylla (Warb.) A.Braun ex Hieron.

Yes, that’s Selaginella inaequalifolia.





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