- any club moss of the genus Selaginella, having stems covered in small pointed leaves and small spore-bearing cones: family SelaginellaceaeSee also resurrection plant
C19: from New Latin, diminutive of Latin selāgō plant similar to the savin
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In the United Kingdom there is only one native species of Selaginella.
The spores are of two kinds, as in Selaginella, but the macrosporangia contain numerous macrospores.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
Douglas Houghton Campbell
In the second genus, Miadesmia, the seed-bearing plant was herbaceous, and much like a recent Selaginella.Darwin and Modern Science
A.C. Seward and Others
To start away with, the Selaginella bears two kinds of spores, each of which in its development has a definite sex character.
Open 4-valved spore-case of a Selaginella, and its four large spores (macrospores), magnified.The Elements of Botany