Ferns and Fern Allies of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Selaginellaceae
Selaginella rupestris (Rock-spikemoss)
Leaf length< 1 inch
Leaf clusteringnot clustered
Leaf persistenceevergreen
Shape of spore-producing areaNA
Location of spore-producing areasessile cone
Leaf typesimple
Divisions of leaf bladeNA
Habitatrock outcrops
DescriptionThis species forms a spreading mat on rock surfaces. The round stems are covered with small grey-green leaves that have spiny margins and a long white hair on the leaf tip. Some stem tips have small ( to 1 inch) 4-sided cones.
Habit photoKBS