The Selaginella of North America

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  1. terrestrial_man

    terrestrial_man Active Member 10 Years

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    At last I have put together my basic journal on the Selaginella of North America. I am titling it The Selaginella-An Introduction
    The journal gives brief general info about the genus, introduces the sub genera, and provides links on each of the native species on the continental North America (excluding Mexico) to the efloras.org systematic sheets and to links of images that I could find that were available on each of the species, in some cases none!
    I have put together an interesting glossary that is tied into each of the species of the sub genus Tetragonostachys with specific delineation of specific characteristics to relevant groups of species. Hopefully this will be helpful in independent identification efforts. These specific pages are jpgs and can be copied and enlarged to double size to print out on a regular page.

    It is my intent to add specific pages on the species that I am or will be growing. Currently I have 5 plants which may all be different species, two are definitely S. bigelovii and S. wallacei. I also believe that I have recently received S. apoda as a weed in some mosses that I received from Georgia, USA. I will have to look more closely into this particular plant.

    Hope you find my work of interest.

    Please note that the below link has been updated 9 July 2022. The other link changed its platform and dumped my account among others.

    Here is the link:
    https://www.facebook.com/Jerrys.postings/media_set?set=a.10157208601206355&type=3
     
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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    On first glance, that's some great work! I'll look at in more detail sometime soon - I have a couple pics of Selaginella to try and identify.
     
  3. terrestrial_man

    terrestrial_man Active Member 10 Years

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    Thanks Daniel,
    I noticed that my proof reading missed some goofs in spelling but I am satisfied with the work.
    I am not too sure that any of the linked images will really help you id to species. If you know where the plants came from that would pin it down. If you are talking about BC plants or Canadian plants then you are in luck as there are only a few species in your part of the continent.
    If you have access to a good stereoscope I recommend using the efloras.org key. My glossary may help narrow your search.
    Good luck.
    Jerry
     
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    terrestrial_man Active Member 10 Years

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    Just wanted to update about this site.
    I have added several species profiles based upon the species that I am currently growing. I have also added a Mystery Species to identify along with some keying charts that might be quite informative. This particular species should be fairly easy so give it a shot. I may be adding another one in the near future but ??
    Also I do appreciate those persons who have sent me plants. I do wish to remind that they need to be living with as much as their root systems intact as possible so I would have a chance at growing them. It does take a while to get them to the point where I have enough material to generate the journals. While my interest is primarily in the Tetragonostachys I do accept Stachygynandrum species though I find these much more difficult to cultivate (apart from the tropical species).
    Again hope you enjoy my site and thanks for the help.
     
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    terrestrial_man Active Member 10 Years

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    The above link to topcities is no longer operational.
    For unexplained reason topcities dropped my pages there.
    I have moved almost all of the webjournals there to this link:

    Please note that the below link has been updated 9 July 2022. The other link changed its platform and dumped my account among others.

    Here is the link:
    https://www.facebook.com/Jerrys.postings/media_set?set=a.10157208601206355&type=3




    Some additional materials have been added since I started this thread and I am adding more content on the Stachygynandrum species that include species such as S. apoda.

    I am looking for a living specimen of S. selaginoides that I can grow and image for a webjournal. So if anyone has some to spare please contact me. Thanks.
     
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