Definitions for: Selaginella


[n] type and sole genus of the Selaginellaceae; evergreen mosslike plants: spike moss and little club moss



Webster (1913) Definition: Sel`a*gi*nel"la, n. [NL., fr. L. selago, -inis, a
kind of plant.] (Bot.)
A genus of cryptogamous plants resembling Lycopodia, but
producing two kinds of spores; also, any plant of this genus.
Many species are cultivated in conservatories.

Synonyms: genus Selaginella

See Also: family Selaginellaceae, fern genus, little club moss, Selaginellaceae, spike moss, spikemoss

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