Bryodesma tortipilum (A. Braun) Soják. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Rock outcrops, mostly at high elevations. Dist: Endemic to the Southern Appalachians (rarely into the Piedmont) of NC, SC, and GA.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Other Comments: Occurring close to TN and VA; it should be sought there.
Synonymy: = Soják (1992 ); = Selaginella tortipila A.Braun – FNA2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Sf, W; > Selaginella sherwoodii Underw. – S13; > Selaginella tortipila A.Braun – S13