Selaginella kraussiana

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 Selaginella kraussiana subsp. var.  Trailing spikemoss
Seginella kraussiana, illustrating greener coloration when grown in brighter light.
Habit: herbaceous
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Width: 24 in to 36 in
Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Features: naturalizes, invasive
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USDA Zones: 10 to 11
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Selaginellaceae > Selaginella kraussiana var. , Kuntze

Selaginella kraussiana, sometimes known by the common names of Krauss's spikemoss and African clubmoss, is a clubmoss found naturally in the Canary Islands, the Azores and parts of mainland Africa [1].

S. kraussiana is listed on the New Zealand National Pest Plant Accord since it is an invasive species. It is common in many parts of New Zealand where it forms dense mats in shaded areas.[2]

S. kraussiana is cultivated for ornamental purposes[3]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Selaginella kraussiana, A. Br. Sts. 6-12 in. long, flat on the back, rounded on the face, copiously pinnate, with compound branches: lvs. of upper plane spaced on the branches and main st. acute, slightly imbricated over the st.; lvs. of upper plane obliquely ovate, acute. Afr., Madeira.—S. Brownii, Hort., is a dwarf form from the Azores. Vars. aurea and variegata are American trade names. CH

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cultivars include:



  2. Flora of New Zealand
  3. Germplasm Resources Information Network

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