Selaginella kraussiana

Tracheophyta LycopodiopsidaSelaginellaceaeSelaginellaSelaginella kraussiana


A perennial, moss-like herb which grows in woodland and moist, shaded grassland. It is naturalised in gardens, churchyards and damp valleys near the sea. At Landewednack (W. Cornwall) a population first recorded in 1922 was badly hit by summer drought in 1975 and 1976 but recovered slowly thereafter. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of C. & S. Africa; locally naturalised in S.W. Europe and the W. Mediterranean region.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Jalas & Suominen (1972)