Common name: Swamp Selaginella
Selaginella uliginosa (Labill.) Spring APNI*
Description: Perennial plant; rhizome subterranean, much branched; stems erect, 5–38 cm long, simple or with rather rigid lateral branches.
Leaves in 4 rows, lanceolate to ovate, shortly pointed, keeled, 1.5–3 mm long, relatively stiff, spreading or slightly reflexed.
Sporophylls very similar to the leaves, aggregated into strobili at the ends of branches; strobili 5–25 mm long, megasporangia confined to the base.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in damp sandy areas in open forest or heath.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. N.T.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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