Taxon  Report   7462    
Selaginella bigelovii  Underw.
Bigelow's moss fern,  Bigelow's spike moss, Bushy spikemoss
Selaginella bigelovii
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Selaginella bigelovii
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Selaginella bigelovii
© 2017 B.J. Dion
Selaginella bigelovii, a pteridophyte, is a fern (mosslike) that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Selaginella bigelovii
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Genus: Selaginella
Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Selaginella bigelovii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Dec 16, 2018).