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Sporangia axillary and solitary in the sporophylls, often in strobili (cones) or borne in fertile zones along the stems. Lycopodiophyta
Sporangia and spores of two kinds. Ligules present Selaginellaceae
Sterile leaves dimorphic; those on the upper surface appressed, narrowly ovate, attenuate, 1–2 mm long, with finely toothed margins; those on the lower surface spreading on the soil, broadly lanceolate, 2–4 mm long, with finely toothed margins. Aerial stems prostrate, creeping, much branched. Strobili lateral on the branches. Common garden weed and nursery escape, naturalized in places. Introd. from central and southern. Africa and the Azores Selaginella kraussiana