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LYCOPODIACEAE

CLUB-MOSS FAMILY

Alan R. Smith and Thomas Lemieux

Plants on ground or other plants, creeping to ± vine-like
Stem: branches few–many, forked often unequally, also branching laterally or not
Leaves many, simple, ± alternate, spirally arranged, small, needle- or scale-like, 1-veined, few-toothed to generally entire, those subtending sporangia generally unlike others, sometimes in cones
Cone terminal on erect stem, erect
Sporangia solitary in leaf axils; spores of 1 kind per plant, scar with 3 radiating branches
Genera in family: 4 genera, ± 400 species: worldwide, generally tropical
Reference: [Ållgaard 1987 Opera Bot 92:153–178]
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