from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of heterosporous vascular cryptogams, typical of the Selaginellaceæ and Selaginelleæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A genus of cryptogamous plants resembling Lycopodia, but producing two kinds of spores; also, any plant of this genus. Many species are cultivated in conservatories.
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- noun type and sole genus of the Selaginellaceae; evergreen moss-like plants: spike moss and little club moss
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In one of these club-mosses called Selaginella, the cases near the bottom of the cone contain large spores, while those near the top contain a powdery dust.
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Researchers showed that some spike mosses (Selaginella spp.) must dehydrate over a five to seven day period.
Love the tinged edges on the Cosmos and Salvias, but my favorite is the Selaginella — it almost glows.
Other plants include giant helleborine orchid Epipactis gigantea, button cactus Epithelantha micromeris, Guadalupe jewelflower Streptanthus sparsiflorus, Havard's gumweed Grindelia havardii and resurrection plant Selaginella pilifera.
A newly planted pot of a gold Monterey Cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa surrounded by golden club moss, Selaginella kraussiana in hopes of becoming a Bonsai sits on the seat.
Notable hygrophilic species include Celtis integrifolia, Pachystela pobeguiniana and Diospyros mespiliformis, as well as Selaginella sp.,
We have another type of mossy groundcover, gold spikemoss, Selaginella kraussiana.
Selaginella apoda, or Meadow Spikemoss is a small, insignificant looking plant, common to eastern North America.
Lily of the valley and a moss fern, Selaginella braunii add to the woodland fairy appeal of this spot in the garden.
For scientific study, Anemia and Elaphoglossum claim my vote, though Cheilanthes and Selaginella are close behind.