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Published In: Canadian Journal of Botany 55: 366–367. 1977. (Canad. J. Bot.) Name publication detail

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Status: Native


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2. Selaginella eclipes Buck (hidden spikemoss) Pl. 19e,f; Map 66

Leaves in 4 ranks along the stems, the margins minutely serrulate. Lateral leaves in 2 ranks along the branches, 1–2 mm long, spreading, ovate. Leaves of the upper stem surface in 2 ranks, 1–1.8 mm long, appressed, ovate, the tip abruptly long-attenuate, the midvein extending nearly to the tip. Strobili somewhat flattened in cross-section, the leaves 4-ranked, the megasporangia usually occurring in the rank on the underside of the strobilus. Megaspores light yellow, with a loose network of rounded ridges on the surface. Microspores orange. May–November.

Scattered throughout the Ozark and Ozark Border Divisions (northeastern U.S. and adjacent Canada, west to Iowa and Oklahoma). On moist soil and rocks along creek banks and bluff ledges.

Redfearn (1982) discussed the status of this species in Missouri. As noted under S. apoda, it can be difficult to distinguish from that species.



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