any of a genus (Selaginella) of small-leaved lycopods, having two kinds of spores borne in cones at the tips of the branches
Origin of selaginellaModL, diminutive ; from Classical Latin selago (gen. selaginis), kind of plant
Any of numerous often creeping or prostrate vascular plants of the genus Selaginella that bear spores, have small scalelike leaves, and are closely related to the club mosses. Also called spikemoss.
Origin of selaginellaNew Latin Selaginella, genus name, from Latin selag&omacron;, selagin-, a plant resembling savin, probably a kind of club moss or selaginella.
- Any of a group of ferny plants of the genus Selaginella, spike moss.
Some authors use divisions between genus and species level. For more details, see Selaginellaceae#Generic division on Wikipedia.