Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Selaginella denticulata ( L.) Spring


Genus : Selaginella

    Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Tarragona. Valencia.

    Distribution in the islands : Dragonera. Formentera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.

    General distribution : Mediterranean

    Flowering time : January. February. March. April. December.

    Life-forms : Chameophyte.

    Habitat : Walls and humid rocks. Sometimes in the soil of the forests.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : A small plant that looks like a moss lives growing along the ground in shady and wet areas. Branching is dichotomous, and leaves are arranged in four rows atop of the stems. Given that it is a pteridophyte, it has no flowers, but male sporangium (red in colour) and female (green in colour) along the apical portion of some fertile branches. Bears fruit during the winter and spring.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra