Lycopodiella alopecuroides (L.) Cranfill - Foxtail Bog Clubmoss


 

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Lycopodiella alopecuroides - (image 1 of 5)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Lycopodiaceae

Habitat

Acid bogs and moist banks.

Associates

 

Distribution

MA to FL and TX, mainly on the coastal plain, disjunct in the Cumberland Mountains.

Morphology

Sterile (horizontal) stems arching from the base and recurved to the ground then prostrate and rooting at the tips; leaves many-ranked, linear-subulate, ciliate-denticulate; fertile stems erect, 10-25 cm, with leaves to 11 mm and densely crowed; strobili 2-6 cm, sessile, 1-2 cm diameter; sporophylls green, linear-subulate, 6-11 mm, widely spreading.

Notes

Spores produced September to October

Wetland indicator: FACW

One of the more robust member of this genus.   

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY.

 


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