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3. Selaginella indica (Milde) R. M. Tryon, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 42: 52. 1955.

印度卷柏 yin du juan bai

Selaginella rupestris (Linnaeus) Spring f. indica Milde, Filic. Europ. 262. 1867; Bryodesma indica (Milde) Soják.

Plants epilithic, xerophytic, summer-green, creeping, 5-15 cm, growing indefinitely, without stolons. Rhizophores at intervals throughout length of creeping stem and branches, borne on dorsal side in axils of branches, densely hairy. Main stems anisotomously branched throughout, glabrous; leafy branches glabrous, dorsiventrally flattened. Leaves spirally arranged on all sides of stem and branches, monomorphic throughout, linear-lanceolate, 1.8-2.3 mm excluding seta, 0.3-0.5 mm wide, with long apical seta ca. 1/5 as long as leaves, margin shortly ciliolate, apex acuminate. Strobili solitary on erect branchlets, tetragonal, 5-25 × 1.5-2 mm; sporophylls monomorphic, ovate-triangular or ovate-lanceolate.

On rocks in open places; 2000-3700 m. Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [India].


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