Taxon  Report   7463 
Selaginella cinerascens  Maxon
Ashy spike moss,  Mesa spikemoss
Selaginella cinerascens
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Selaginella cinerascens
© 2015 Keir Morse
Selaginella cinerascens
© 2015 Keir Morse
Selaginella cinerascens, 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 4.1 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Selaginella cinerascens
© 2015 Keir Morse
Genus: Selaginella
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 29, 2016).

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