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|Family: Selaginellaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Selaginella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Selaginella watsonii Underw.
Habit: Plant in shaggy cushions, dense to +- open but branches generally close enough to +- obscure internodes, shoots with a robust, braided appearance; green aging +- orange-tan then gray. Leaf: of main stems 1.5--4 mm, 0.4--0.7 mm wide, lance-linear to oblong, decurrent, base glabrous; distance from end of abaxial groove to base of awn generally > 1/3 maximum leaf width, tips of leaves of sterile stems +- thickened around end of abaxial groove; awn 0.2--0.5 mm, generally entire, rigid. Cone: 5--35 mm.
Ecology: Open rocky sites, conifer forest, alpine; Elevation: 1350--4100 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR (Trinity Alps), SNH, TR, PR, n SNE, W&I, n DMtns (Telescope Peak); Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Montana, Utah.
eFlora Treatment Author: Paul Wilson & Thomas J. Rosatti
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Selaginella wallacei
Next taxon: Aspleniaceae
Citation for this treatment: Paul Wilson & Thomas J. Rosatti 2017. Selaginella watsonii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=44094, accessed on February 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 24, 2017.