Selaginella balansae

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Taxonavigation: Selaginellales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Lycopodiophyta
Classis: Lycopodiopsida
Subclassis: Isoetidae
Ordo: Selaginellales

Familia: Selaginellaceae
Genus: Selaginella
Species: Selaginella balansae



Selaginella balansae (A.Braun) Hieron., Hedwigia 39(6): 318. 1900.


  • Basionym
    • Selaginella rupestris var. balansae A.Braun in F.A.M.Kuhn, Filic. Afr.: 212. 1868.
      • Typus: “Marocco, in rupestribus schistosis convallis Oued Ghaghaià ad meridiem urbis. Balansa.”
  • Homotypic
    • Selaginella rupestris subsp. balansae (A.Braun) Maire in Jahandiez & Maire, Cat. Pl. Maroc 1: 11. 1931.
    • Bryodesma balansae (A.Braun) Soják, Preslia 64(2): 154. 1992 publ. 1993.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Morocco

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references

  • Hieronymus, G. 1900. Selaginellarum species novae. I. species novae e sectione Homoeophyllarum Spring (Homotroparum Al. Br., subgeneris Euselaginellae Warb.), subsectione Rupestrium. Hedwigia 39(6): 290–320. BHL Reference page