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Rocky Mountain Spikemoss - Selaginella densa var. scopulorum

Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5?
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
See also species' description. According to Lesica (2012) this variety is ciliate only along the lower portion of the sporophylls.

Species Range

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 57

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Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Lesica (2012) reports that variety scopulorum occurs from grasslands to rocky sites continuously across the elevational range of the variety.

  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
    • Forcella, F. 1977. Flora, chorology, biomass and productivity of the Pinus albicaulis-Vaccinium scoparium association. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 99 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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