Lycopodiella appressa (Chapman) Cranfill - Southern Bog Clubmoss


 

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Lycopodiella appressa - (image 1 of 4)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Lycopodiaceae

Habitat

Acid bogs, shores and meadows.

Associates

 

Distribution

Southeast NH to FL and TX, primarily on the coastal plain and up the Mississippi embayment to western KY; disjunct in mountains of NC and TN and in southwest MI.

Morphology

Sterile (horizontal) stems prostrate, irregularly rooting, flattened, the leaves of the lower side twisted upwards; leaves 8-10-ranked, linear-subulate, sparingly toothed, 5-8 mm long; fertile stems erect, 10-35 cm long and 1.5-5 mm in diameter with appressed leaves; strobili slender, 2.5-7.5 cm, 3-8 mm diameter, with ascending to appressed sporophylls.

Notes

Spores produced September to October

Wetland indicator: FACW

Resembles a robust L. indundata with relatively longer and more slender strobili.   

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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