Selaginella mutica var. mutica
Family: Selaginellaceae
bluntleaf spikemoss
Selaginella mutica var. mutica image
Leaf apex with or without bristle, 0.03--0.06 mm; margins long-ciliate, rarely denticulate, cilia spreading. Sporophyll margins usually long-ciliate, seldom denticulate, cilia spreading. Exposed or sheltered rocky bluffs, cliffs, ledges, on igneous, sandstone, or limestone; 1400--4300 m; Ariz., Colo., N.Mex., Utah, Tex., Wyo.
LEAVES: with the margins usually relatively longciliate, the hairs spreading, the tip bluntly or sharply pointed, with a minute poorly differentiated seta, this 0.03-0.06 mm long, straight, yellowish green. SPOROPHYLLS: with the margins usually relatively long-ciliate (rarely denticulate elsewhere), the hairs spreading. 2N = 18. SPOROPHYLLS: with the margins usually relatively long-ciliate (rarely denticulate elsewhere), the hairs spreading. 2N = 18. NOTES: Rock outcrops, ledges, boulders, and cliffs, on various substrates: Cochise and disjunctly Apache, Coconino, Navajo cos. (Fig. 1E); ca. 1400-2600 m (4600-8500 ft); WY to AZ and sw TX. REFERENCES: Yatskievych, G. and M. D. Windham. 2009. Vascular Plants of Arizona: Selaginellaceae. CANOTIA 5 (1): 39-48.
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