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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]

LYCOPODIELLA


Stem: sterile branched in 1 horizontal plane; fertile erect, unbranched, terminated by 1 cone
Species in genus: ± 40 species: generally Am
Etymology: (Diminutive of Lycopodium)

Native

L. inundata (L.) Holub

BOG CLUB-MOSS

Plant on ground
Stem: sterile creeping, 5–15(25) cm, 0.5–1 cm wide, including leaves; fertile generally 1–2, ± 4–6(9) cm
Leaves ± 3–8 mm, 1 mm wide, those subtending sporangia ± wider at base, ± not bristle-tipped
Cone 1.5–3(6) cm, ± 8–10 mm wide
Chromosomes: 2n=156
Ecology: Peat bogs, muddy depressions, pond margins
Elevation: < 50 m (NCo), ± 1000 m (n SNH).
Bioregional distribution: North Coast, n High Sierra Nevada (Nevada Co.)
Distribution outside California: to Alaska, e N.America, Europe, Asia
Synonyms: Lycopodium i. L
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
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