Taxon  Report   7461 
Selaginella asprella  Maxon
Bluish spike moss,  Bluish spikemoss
Selaginella asprella
© 2012 Keir Morse
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Selaginella asprella
© 2008 Michael Charters
Selaginella asprella
© 2008 Michael Charters
Selaginella asprella, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California and Baja California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.3 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Selaginella asprella
© 2012 Keir Morse
Genus: Selaginella
Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Selaginella asprella
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 29, 2017).

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