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Selaginella (Spikemoss) is a genus of herb in the family spikemosses. They are climbers. This genus is extinct. They are native to Puerto Rico, Greenland, Alaska, Pacific Basin excluding Hawaii, Canada, Hawaii, Saint-Pierre Et Miquelon, The Contiguous United States, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Flowers are visited by Vanessa cardui, cabbage butterfly, and Colletes malmus. Individuals could grow to 14 m.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A \r\ntaxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, \r\nat appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed \r\nto record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s \r\nlife cycle and life form.
  • Attribution: http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria
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EOL has data for 19 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of spikemoss. View this species on GBIF