Taxon  Report   7464    
Selaginella densa  Rydb.  var. scopulorum  (Maxon) R. M. Tryon  
(no longer an active name; please see Selaginella scopulorum)
Rocky mountain spike moss,  Rocky mountain spikemoss
Selaginella densa var. scopulorum, a pteridophyte, is a fern (mosslike) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN + CNPS other name:
Selaginella scopulorum

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Selaginella engelmannii var. scopulorum
PLANTS: Selaginella scopulorum
NOTE: Selaginella densa var. scopulorum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Selaginella densa var. scopulorum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Aug 14, 2020).