Selaginella pallescens (C.Presl) Spring

Sweat Plant

Stems tufted, rooting only at the base, curling inwards when dry. Leaves thick and stiff, pale yellow-green, those of the central rows white-margined and at least those of the terminal branches, in 4 ranks; old leaves pale brown to buff. Needs shelter and warmth.

Mexico, C &S America. Potentially weedy.

Leaves pale below.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Selaginellaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Lycopodiopsida
order     Selaginellales
family      Selaginellaceae
genus       Selaginella Beauverd.