Selaginella yunckeri Alston

Selaginella yunckeri


Tonga: Kao

local names: –


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


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]



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

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