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Wallace's Spikemoss - Selaginella wallacei


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3?
* (see State Rank Reason below)

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Over 30 collections at MONTU from 7 western Montana counties.
 
General Description
Plants usually loosely branched. Leaves in whorls of 4, 1–3 mm long, stiff, strap-shaped with a whitish tip; the medial groove with distinct ridges; margins ciliate. Strobili 1–3 cm long, 4-angled. Sporophylls broadly lanceolate, ciliate with a short bristle-tip.The green leaves contrast sharply with the brown stem where they are joined (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In northwest MT south to Ravalli and Granite counties; BC and AB south to CA and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Vernally moist, shallow soil, outcrops, talus; at all elevations (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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