Selaginella uliginosa

Common name: 

Swamp Clubmoss
Swamp Selaginella

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEKNPSTWXZ) all States except SA

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common in damp heathlands and heathy woodlands north of Darby Saddle1

Flower description:

N/A

Habit:

Perennial herb 5-25 cm tall2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Stems arise from a creeping rhizome, leaves all similar and usually branched, sporangia are at the tips of side branches2

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria