Lycopodiaceae - Clubmoss family

Description of the family

Herbs. Stems erect or creeping, sometimes elongated, bearing spirally arranged leaves with a single vein and without ligules. Sporophylls uniform, scale-like or leaf-like, sometimes similar to the foliage leaves; at other times arranged in cones (strobili). Sporangia borne in the axils of the sporophylls, solitary, 1-locular.

Worldwide: 4 genera (5 if Diphasiastrum is accepted) and 380 species, cosmopolitan.

Britain: 4 genera and 6 taxa.

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Diphasiastrum Holub
Huperzia Bernh.
Lycopodiella Holub
Lycopodium L.

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lycopodiaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-24

Hyde, M.A. (2024). UK Flora: Family page: Lycopodiaceae., retrieved 14 July 2024

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