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Lycopodium clavatum
RUNNING-PINE

Higher Taxonomy
Family: LycopodiaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: CLUB-MOSS FAMILY
Habit: Plant on ground (or other plants), creeping (to +- vine-like). Stem: branches few to many, forked often unequally, also branched laterally or not. Leaf: many, simple, +- alternate, spirally arranged, small, needle- or scale-like, 1-veined, few-toothed to generally entire, those subtending sporangia generally unlike others [or not], in distinct cones [or not]. Cone: terminal on erect stem, erect [or 0]. Sporangia: 1 in leaf axils; spores of 1 kind.
Genera In Family: 4 genera, +- 400 species: worldwide, generally tropics.
eFlora Treatment Author: Andy Murdock, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux
Scientific Editor: Alan R. Smith, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: LycopodiumView Description 

Common Name: RUNNING-PINE, CLUB-MOSS
Stem: sterile branched in > 1 plane; fertile erect.
Species In Genus: +- 40 species: worldwide. Etymology: (Greek: wolf foot, from branch tips)

Lycopodium clavatum L.
NATIVE
Stem: sterile wide-creeping to +- vine-like, < 0.5 m, 0.5--1.5 cm wide, including leaves; fertile +- 10--20 cm terminated by 2--5 cones. Leaf: +- 4--7 mm, 0.5--1 mm wide, with narrow bristle tip, those subtending sporangia ovate-triangular, abruptly bristle-tipped. Cone: 1--3(5) cm, +- 4--6 mm wide. Chromosomes: 2n=68.
Ecology: Moist ground, swamps (on trees); Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana, New Mexico, eastern North America; Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia.
eFlora Treatment Author: Andy Murdock, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux
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Citation for this treatment: Andy Murdock, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux 2017. Lycopodium clavatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=101157, accessed on October 20, 2017.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 20, 2017.


Lycopodium clavatum
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Lycopodium clavatum
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Lycopodium clavatum
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© 2016 Keir Morse

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Geographic subdivisions for Lycopodium clavatum:
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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