Native Plants

Selaginella plana

Asian Spikemoss
Malaysia Plant Red List
Peninsular Malaysia 2021
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SSN 42999
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The taxonomic status is pending for approval



In terms of traditional use, the branches and leaves of Selaginella plana are used to treat a headache and facial stroke when placed under a pillow of the patient to sleep on at night.


No Description Suitability Seasonality
Forest → Lowland Dipterocarp Forest (Malayan, Burmese)
Unknown Unknown
Forest → Montane Oak Forest
Unknown Unknown
References :


Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2021 Malaysia Plant Red List
Vulnerable (VU)
Peninsular Malaysia
2010 Malaysia Plant Red List
Vulnerable (VU)


Collection Center   Total


  1. Mohd. Norfaizal, G., Omar, Y., Masrom, H. & Mohd Shukri, M.A (2014). A Preliminary Flora Survey of Sungkai Wildlife Reserve, Perak, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 29: pp. 31-35
  1. Parris, B.S., Kiew, R., Chung, R.C.K., Saw, L.G. & Soepadmo, E. (2010). Flora of Peninsular Malaysia, Series I: Ferns and Lycophytes, Volume 1. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 249.
  2. Chang, Y.S., Mazura, M.P. & Nik Musa'adah, M. (2008). Plant, Health and Man - Past, Present and Future . Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong, Selangor Darul Ehsan , Malaysia. pp. 343.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Ms. Asyifaa Syahirah Binti Md Padzil, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Kamilia Huda Binti Mohd Zaini, Mr. Mohamad Ruzi Abdul Rahman, Mr. Muhammad Izzuddin Bin Hazan, Mr. Nabil Arif Bin Abdul Naim, Ms. Sara Eisya Binti Mohamed Ghozali, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Species Citation :- Selaginella plana. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via [Retrieved 26 May 2022].

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