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Selaginella selaginoides
Selaginella selaginoides
Lesser Clubmoss
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 1213 1877 (2013-12-21)

Copyright © 2013 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  Aug 12, 2013
  • latitude 46.44016   longitude 13.64462     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Mount Mangart region, west of the largest snow valley in Mangart's flats, East Julian Alps (Posočje, Slovenia)
  • family Selaginellaceae
  • notes   Slo.: alpska drežica - Habitat: stony alpine grassland, almost flat terrain, open place, full sun; calcareous ground; exposed to direct rain; average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 0-2 deg C, elevation 1,970 m (6.450 feet), alpine phytogeographical region. - Substratum: soil. - Comment: Growing mostly solitary, but several plants in the vicinity. This is another plant which can be found only in subalpine and alpine elevations in Julian Alps. It belongs to ferns (Pterydophyta) and produces spores not seeds. Selaginellla selaginoides belongs to the family Lycopodiaceae, which is as a whole protected by the 'Uredba o zavarovanih prosto živečih rastlinskih vrstah', Ur.l. RS, št. 46/2004 (Regulation on protected wild plant species, Official Gazette of Republic Slovenia, no. 46 (2004)). There are at least two other at the first sight similar plants (Huperzia, Lycopodium) growing in Slovenia. However, distinctly and coarsely fringed tiny leaves of S. selaginoides clearly distinguish it from others. - Ref.: 1) A. Martinči et all., Mala Flora Slovenije, Tehnična Založba Slovenije (2007), p 69.
  • camera   Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8
  • photo category: Plant - fern

  • common names   Lesser Clubmoss (photographer)
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