OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Lycophytes: Selaginellales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Bryodesma rupestre   FAMILY Selaginellaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Selaginella rupestris   FAMILY Selaginellaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Selaginella rupestris

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 004-01-004:
Selaginella rupestris   FAMILY Selaginellaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Selaginella rupestris

 

COMMON NAME:
Rock Spikemoss


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image of Bryodesma rupestre, Rock Spikemoss

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_seru_001_lvd

        

image of Bryodesma rupestre, Rock Spikemoss

JK Marlow    jkm170408_539

April    Newberry County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

image of Bryodesma rupestre, Rock Spikemoss

JK Marlow    jkm170408_541

April    Newberry County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Apical hair-tip of the leaves straight [vs. B. tortipilum twisted-contorted], per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Bryodesma rupestre, Rock Spikemoss

JK Marlow    jkm170408_542

April    Newberry County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Stems mostly creeping or turned up at the apex, forming mats 1.5-4cm high, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Bryodesma rupestre   FAMILY Selaginellaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Selaginella rupestris   FAMILY Selaginellaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Selaginella rupestris

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 004-01-004:
Selaginella rupestris   FAMILY Selaginellaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Selaginella rupestris

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2376

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Habitat: Granite flatrocks, other, mostly acidic, rock outcrops, occasionally on greenstone or calcareous shales, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple - scale-like

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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