Selaginella yunckeri Alston

Selaginella yunckeri

Distribution:

Tonga: Kao

local names: –

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This species, which in fact may not even be valid, is said to be restricted to the island of Kao, which is quite unlikely.

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The species is said to be very similar to Selaginella firmula A. Braun ex Kuhn from Fiji, which however, is taller and has more expanded frond-like parts with some large lateral leaves at the upper end of the erect parts of the stems. [1]

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References:

[1] T. G. Yuncker: Plants of Tonga. Bishop Museum Bulletin 220: 1-283. 1959

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