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Dense Spikemoss - Selaginella densa


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Plants forming cushions or mats. Leaves in whorls of 4 to 6, appressed, linear lanceolate, 2–4 mm long with a median groove and white bristle-tip. Strobili 4-sided, 1–3 cm long. Sporophylls broadly lanceolate to ovate with a bristle-tip (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In MT across much of western half of state and in Garfield County; BC to ON south to AZ, NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 195

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Habitat
Soil and rock of grasslands, outcrops, stony slopes, exposed ridges at all elevations (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Burris, M. 1968. Clubmoss Selaginella densa research. Prog. Rep., Montana Agr. Exp. Sta. and USDI, Bureau of Land Manage. 82 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Van Dyne, G. M., and W. G. Vogel. 1967. Relation of Sellaginella dansa to site, grazing, and climate. EcoI. 48:438.
    • Vogel, G., and G. M. Van Dyne. 1967. Relations of Selanginella densa to site, grazing and climate. Ecology 48(3). 7 pp.
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