Taxon  Report   7469 
Selaginella wallacei  Hieron.
Wallace moss fern,  Wallace's spike moss, Wallace's spikemoss
Selaginella wallacei
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Selaginella wallacei
© 2015 James Gonsman
Selaginella wallacei
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Selaginella wallacei, a pteridophyte, is a fern (mosslike) that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Selaginella wallacei
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Selaginella
Northern Coastal Scrub, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 22, 2018).

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