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Family :

SELAGINELLACEAE

Division :

Pteridophyte

Genus of this Family

Description


Terrestrial, herbaceous, rarely lithophytes, prostrate or creeping to sub-erect or fully erect, much branched fern-allies. Rhizome slender, creeping, or scandent, growing cluster of branches of about the same length.  Special rhizophores growing frequently downwards which bear adventitous roots. Fronds, dimorphic, monomorphic heteromorphic small simple with microphyllous ligule on the adaxial side at its base. Vegetative and fertile fronds slightly differentiated and usually arranged in two median and two lateral rows on the branches. Median lamina usually smaller and of different shape from the lateral ones.  Sporophyll borne in the compact strobili. Megasporophylls with four megaspores.