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Taxon: Selaginella selaginoides (L.) Schrank & Mart.

Genus: Selaginella
Family: Selaginellaceae
Nomen number: 412259
Place of publication: Hort. reg. monac. 3. 1829 (J. H. F. Link, Fil. spec. 158. 1841)
Link to protologue:
Comment: Schrank & Martius's citation of "Pal-Beauv." is treated as an indirect reference to the basionym, which was referenced in Palisot de Beauvois's generic protologue, and not ascription (Shenzhen ICN Art. 46.3)(fide W. Greuter, pers. comm. via e-mail on 16 Jan 2014)
Name Verified on: 12-Jan-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • lesser-club-moss  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • northern spike-moss  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • prickly mountain-moss  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Distributional Range:


    • MACARONESIA: Spain [Canarias]

    • CAUCASUS: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation [Buryatia, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Tuva, Yakutia-Sakha]
    • RUSSIAN FAR EAST: Russian Federation [Kamchatka]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan [Hokkaidô, Honshu (n.)]

    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Spain

    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: Canada, [Northwest Territories, Yukon] Greenland, United States [Alaska]
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Maine, Michigan]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Minnesota, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Nevada]


  1. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  2. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  3. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America. 2:41. Note: lists as Selaginella selaginoides (L.) P. Beauv. ex Schrank & Mart.
  4. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17. Note: lists as Selaginella selaginoides (L.) P. Beauv. ex Schrank & Mart.
  5. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan. Note: lists as Selaginella selaginoides (L.) Link
  6. Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. 2004. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres
  7. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR. Note: lists as Selaginella selaginoides (L.) Link
  8. Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000-. Flora of Siberia (English translation) Note: lists as Selaginella selaginoides (L.) Link
  9. Mickel, J. T. & A. R. Smith. 2004. The pteridophytes of Mexico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 88:1-1054. Note: mentions
  10. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. Note: lists as Selaginella selaginoides (L.) Link
  11. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, ed. 2. Note: lists as Selaginella selaginoides (L.) P. Beauv. ex Schrank & Mart.

Check other web resources for Selaginella selaginoides (L.) Schrank & Mart. :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?412259. Accessed 10 July 2020.