J Syst Evol ›› 2005, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (1): 50-59.

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A review of the species diversity of Selaginella in Fujian Province of China

1LI Zhen-Ji, 2Benito C. TAN *   

  1. 1(School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China)2(Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119260, Singapore)dbsbct@nus.edu.sg
  • Published:2005-01-18

Abstract: Examination of some 80 historical herbarium specimens preserved in a number of institutions in Fujian Province and our recent collections made from Mt. Wuyi Shan area shows that there are 18 species and one variety of Selaginella in the province, of which, Selaginella albociliata, S. braunii and S. ciliaris are three new records for the provincial flora. A new key to the species of this genus in the province is given. Pertinent taxonomic notes and phytogeographical discussion of the species diversity of Fujian Selaginella are also provided.

Key words: Selaginella, taxonomy, Fujian, China.