Definition of spikemoss in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspʌɪkmɒs/

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A chiefly tropical creeping clubmoss which has branching stems with hair-like spines on the leaf margins, small spore-bearing cones, and typically a mat-like growth.
  • Genus Selaginella and family Selaginellaceae, class Lycopsida
Example sentences
  • The best growing environment for this spikemoss is in dappled to full shade with ample moisture.
  • In foliage, twiggy spikemoss resembles a clump of moss that was plugged into a high voltage electrical outlet.
  • Like other spikemosses, its leaves are very tiny and overlap.
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