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Selaginella kraussiana (Kunze) A. Braun
Lycopodium kraussianum Kunze; Krausss Clubmoss; Didiclis kraussiana (Kunze) Rothm; Selaginella denticulata sensu H Downes, non (L) Spring; Krauss spikemoss

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Selaginella kraussiana, var aurea
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Selaginella kraussiana, var aurea
Selaginella kraussiana, var aurea
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Selaginella kraussiana, var aurea

Selaginella kraussiana, entire
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Selaginella kraussiana, entire
Selaginella kraussiana, leafdetail
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Selaginella kraussiana, leaves
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Selaginella kraussiana, leaves
Selaginella kraussiana, stemnode
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Selaginella kraussiana, stemnode

Selaginella kraussiana, strobilus
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Selaginella kraussiana, strobilus

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Selaginella kraussiana (Kunze) A. Braun
Krauss' spikemoss

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Symbol: SEKR
Group: Lycopod
Family: Selaginellaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : HI   I
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Other Common Names: spreading selaginella
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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Division Lycopodiophyta – Lycopods
Class Lycopodiopsida
Order Selaginellales
Family Selaginellaceae – Spike-moss family
Genus Selaginella P. Beauv. – spikemoss
Species Selaginella kraussiana (Kunze) A. Braun – Krauss' spikemoss

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35. Selaginella kraussiana (Kunze) A. Braun, Index Seminum (Berlin). App. 22. 1860.

Mat spike-moss

Lycopodium kraussianum Kunze, Linnaea 18: 114. 1844

Plants terrestrial, forming diffuse mats. Stems long-creeping, branched, branches 3-forked, flat, articulate, glabrous. Rhizophores borne on upperside of stems throughout stem length, 1--3 mm diam. Leaves delicate, papery. Lateral leaves nearly perpendicular to stem, well spaced, green, lanceolate, 2.5--3.6 X 0.8--1.2 mm; base rounded; margins slightly transparent to green, dentate; apex acute. Median leaves lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 2--2.7 X 0.6--0.8 mm; base with small outer auricle; margins slightly transparent to green, dentate; apex acuminate. Strobili solitary, 0.2--2.5 cm, with only 1 megasporangium, megasporangium basal; sporophylls keeled, dentate, strongly tapering toward apex, base glabrous, margins denticulate, apex acuminate; megasporophylls larger than microsporophylls, in groups of 4, 2 like vegetative leaves, 2 like sporophylls, of the latter 1 large, lanceolate-elliptic, 1 smaller, falcate-lanceolate; microsporophylls lanceolate to narrowly ovate-lanceolate. 2 n = 20.

Moist areas, riverbanks, lake margins, lawns; 0--50 m; introduced; Ala., Ga.

Selaginella kraussiana has escaped from cultivation and is naturalized in central Georgia, and probably farther south and west. It has been reported as far north as coastal central California and northern Virginia (D. B. Lellinger 1985), but I have not seen specimens from these areas. Selaginella kraussiana is frequently cultivated and has several cultivars. It is widely used in morphologic and anatomic research and for teaching purposes. This species belongs to the series Articulatae Spring, a very distinct group of heterophyllous selaginellas with rhizophores on the upper side of the stem, special microsporangium type and dehiscence (P. Somers 1982), basal megasporangia, the largest megaspores in the genus, mostly spiny microspores, and usually more than one meristele. These and other characteristics suggest that series Articulatae probably deserves subgeneric ranking.

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Selaginella kraussiana
Selaginella kraussiana
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Selaginella kraussiana
Selaginella kraussiana
Krauss's Clubmoss
ID: 0000 0000 0510 1898 [detail]
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