West Highland Flora

Lesser Clubmoss


Selaginella selaginoides

 

Selaginella selaginoides

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Jul 2004 Torrin, Skye
Stem c 6 mm wide leaf-tip to leaf-tip

Frequent in wet moorland or where water seeps over rock, particularly common in alkaline areas.

Leaves c 2-4 mm long

ID: Leaf-edges have tiny hairs projecting at intervals

Other features: More slender than other clubmosses.  Cones not clearly distinct from rest of branch, but have leaves more spreading and with white or yellow globular spore-cases in their axils.

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Selaginella selaginoides

Photo Carl Farmer
12 Jul 2003 Suardal, Skye

  Selaginella selaginoides

Photo Carl Farmer
12 Jul 2003 Suardal, Skye
7mm across at widest incl leaves

 

Selaginella selaginoides

Photo Carl Farmer
12 Jul 2003 Suardal, Skye


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