Plant Genera


Family Code: LYCOPO
Genus Code: LYCOP6
Genus CN: clubmoss
Genus Authority: Holub
Genus Summary: A genus of about 15-20 species, temperate and tropical. Additional research on this genus in our area is needed. Two fertile tetraploid species were recently named from MI (Bruce, Wagner, & Beitel 1991), and additional cryptic or semicryptic species may be found in the Southeastern Coastal Plain. This group is variously treated as genus Lycopodiella, or as Lycopodiella section Lycopodiella (Øllgaard in Kramer & Green 1990, Wikström & Kenrick 2000), with a strong trend towards generic rank.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: Species of this genus are difficult to identify. They often grow together; it is not uncommon to find two or more species at a single site in the Coastal Plain. Hybrids occur. Juvenile plants, resprouting in spring or after fire, are especially difficult to identify. In contrast to the other species, Pseudolycopodiella caroliniana and, to a lesser degree, L. prostrata, are dorsiventrally flattened (or apparently distichous), but it seems that juvenile sprouts of all species are somewhat flattened.
Genus References: Wagner & Beitel in FNA (1993b); Zhang & Iwatsuki in FoC (2013); Øllgaard in Kramer & Green (1990); Wikström & Kenrick (2000); Haines (2002a, 2003a, 2003b)=Z; Øllgaard (2012a). [also see Pseudolycopodiella]
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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