Selaginella lepidophylla


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Noun1.Selaginella lepidophylla - densely tufted fern ally of southwestern United States to PeruSelaginella lepidophylla - densely tufted fern ally of southwestern United States to Peru; curls up in a tight ball when dry and expands and grows under moist conditions
little club moss, spike moss, spikemoss - any of numerous fern allies of the genus Selaginella
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The four species of resurrection plants--Anastatica hierochuntica, Selaginella lepidophylla, Pleopeltis polypodioides, and Borya nitida--served as the basis for identifying suitable historical and literary sources.
Factors affecting the density and distribution of Selaginella lepidophylla in the Black Gap area of the Chihuahuan Desert of western Texas.
Trehalose is perhaps most well-known in nature for the role it plays in the ability of Selaginella lepidophylla, also called the 'resurrection plant,' to endure years of desiccation and then revive within hours to normal function with only the addition of water.