Selaginella mutica var. limitanea Weatherby (redirected from: Selaginella mutica var. texana)
Family: Selaginellaceae
bluntleaf spikemoss
[Selaginella mutica var. texana Weatherby]
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Leaf apex bristles 0.02--0.45 mm; margins short-ciliate (rarely long-ciliate) to denticulate, cilia and teeth ascending. Sporophyll margins mostly with very short cilia to denticulate, cilia and teeth ascending. Sheltered cliffs, rocky hillsides, igneous rock; 1300--2400 m; Ariz., N.Mex., Tex.
LEAVES: with the margins denticulate to irregularly short-ciliate, the teeth or hairs ascending, the tip sharply pointed, with a well developed seta, this 0.2-0.5 mm long, straight or somewhat curved, white or milky white. SPOROPHYLLS: with the margins denticulate to irregularly shortciliate, the teeth or hairs ascending. NOTES: Rock ledges and cliffs: Cochise co. (Fig. 1E; known from a single historical collection: Ferris s.n., Paradise, AZ, March 1904, GH); ca. 1700 m (5600 ft); se AZ to sw TX. REFERENCES: Yatskievych, G. and M. D. Windham. 2009. Vascular Plants of Arizona: Selaginellaceae. CANOTIA 5 (1): 39-48.