Lycopodium cernum L.

 
  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : LYCOPODIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Lycopodiaceae
  • Species : Lycopodium cernum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lycopodiella cernua (L.) Pic. Serm.
  • Collection Nos : KFP 12443
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha & S. R. Ramesh
  • Key identification features : Main stem erect, bearing branched roots at the base; main branches sub-opposite, decussate, forked two to three times into secondary branches which bear upto five times forked tertiary branches. Leaves sparse on main stem, dense on the rest, spreading or slightly ascending, adnate, linear, acuminate, entire, pale green, stiff, herbaceous. Cones terminal on the ultimate branches, pendant; sporophylls yellowish-green, thin, broadly ovate, acuminate, base peltate, margin fimbriate; sporangia reniform, pale brown; spores trilete, pale green.
  • Habit : Herb-Epiphytic
  • Native : Caribbean; North America; Oceania
  • Comments : Common throughout from sea level to higher elevations. Often found in road cuttings.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Pavanje, South Kanara
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Dakshina Kannada; Hassan; Kodagu; Shimoga; Uttara Kannada.
  • Floras referred : Rajagopal & Bhat, Pteridophytic flora of Karnataka State- 1998

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