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Huperzia lucidula

Huperzia lucidula (Michx.) Trevis.

shining clubmoss, shining firmoss

Synonym(s): Huperzia lucidula var. tryonii, Huperzia selago ssp. lucidula, Lycopodium lucidulum, Lycopodium lucidulum var. tryonii, Lycopodium reflexum
Huperzia lucidula (Shining Clubmoss)
Image ID: 12511
Image by: Cressler, Alan M.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: HULU2
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Huperzia lucidula
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2016-02-19

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: HUPER
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Huperzia
GENUS AUTHORITY: Bernh.
GENUS COMMON: Clubmoss
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 10-15 species, north temperate and arctic (and tropical mountains of Asia).
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: Several hybrids are known from our area; they usually occur in intermediate habitats (such as in thin soil at the base of cliffs) and generally are found in proximity to both parents, but sometimes occur in the absence of one or both parents. Hybrids can be recognized by their intermediate morphology.
GENUS REFERENCES: Wagner & Beitel in FNA (1993b); Haines (2003a)=Z; Zhang & Iwatsuki in FoC (2013); ěllgaard in Kramer & Green (1990); Wikstr÷m & Kenrick (2000).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: HUPERZ
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Huperziaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Rothmaler 1962
FAMILY COMMON: Firmoss Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of 3 genera and ca. 300 species, mainly tropical and subtropical. Within the lycophytes, Huperzia and related genera (Phlegmariurus and Phylloglossum) form a clade with ´┐Żan isolated position´┐Ż, basal to the remainder of the family, and warrant family rank as Huperziaceae (Haines 2003a). See discussion under Lycopodiaceae about family circumscriptions.
FAMILY REFERENCE: ´┐Żllgaard (2014); Lellinger (1985); Mickel (1979); Wagner and Beitel (1992); Beitel (1979); Snyder & Bruce (1986); Wagner & Beitel in FNA (1993b); ´┐Żllgaard in Kramer & Green (1990); Wikstr´┐Żm & Kenrick (2000, 2001); ´┐Żllgaard (1987); Haines (2003a).

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb, Subshrub

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SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average, Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Part Shade, Shade
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
999 1985-0695 View
1000 1985-0696 View
1333 1986-1108 View
3411 1991-0042 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1880 1000 187 NCBG staff 1985-02-19 View
2315 1333 81 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
5651 3411 11 NCBG staff 1990-09-13 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: HULU2
USDA Common Name: Shining Clubmoss
Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV), USA+ (PR), CAN (MB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC), FRA (SPM)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Subshrub, Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FAC FACW FACW FACW FAC FACW

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Huperzia lucidula
COMMON NAME: Shining Firmoss, Shining Clubmoss
SYNONYMY: [= Ar, FNA, K, Pa, Tn, Va, Z; = Lycopodium lucidulum Michaux - C, F, G, Md, Pa, RAB, S, W, WV; > H. lucidula var. lucidula - Il]
PHENOLOGY: Jun-Aug.
HABITAT: Moist forests and ravines.
COMMENTS: NL (Newfoundland) to MB, south to nw. SC, n. GA, n. AL, s. IL, and nw. AR (Peck 2011); disjunct in China (Jilin) (FoC).
RANGE MAP: Huperzia lucidula.png

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Huperziaceae Rothmaler 1962 (Firmoss Family)
SUMMARY: A family of 3 genera and ca. 300 species, mainly tropical and subtropical. Within the lycophytes, Huperzia and related genera (Phlegmariurus and Phylloglossum) form a clade with ´┐Żan isolated position´┐Ż, basal to the remainder of the family, and warrant family rank as Huperziaceae (Haines 2003a). See discussion under Lycopodiaceae about family circumscriptions.
REFERENCE: ´┐Żllgaard (2014); Lellinger (1985); Mickel (1979); Wagner and Beitel (1992); Beitel (1979); Snyder & Bruce (1986); Wagner & Beitel in FNA (1993b); ´┐Żllgaard in Kramer & Green (1990); Wikstr´┐Żm & Kenrick (2000, 2001); ´┐Żllgaard (1987); Haines (2003a).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Huperzia Bernh. (Clubmoss)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 10-15 species, north temperate and arctic (and tropical mountains of Asia).
REFERENCE: Wagner & Beitel in FNA (1993b); Haines (2003a)=Z; Zhang & Iwatsuki in FoC (2013); ěllgaard in Kramer & Green (1990); Wikstr÷m & Kenrick (2000).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Huperzia lucidula in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Huperzia lucidula in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Huperzia lucidula in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Huperzia lucidula in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Huperzia lucidula in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Huperzia lucidula

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 12511
ID IMAGE2: 22
ID IMAGE3: 12511

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