Lycopodium squarrosum G. Forst.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : LYCOPODIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Lycopodiaceae
  • Species : Lycopodium squarrosum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Huperzia squarrosa (G. Forst.) Trevis.
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1247
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Stem pendulous, , 2 cm wide including leaves, simple or forked once equally; leaves crowded, ascending, arranged in close spirals, adnate, oblanceolate, distal half progressively narrowed, acuminate, entire, dark green, stiff herbaceous, glabrous. Sporangia borne on sporophylls on distalmost part of the branches; sporophylls conspicuously smaller than the vegetative leaves, lanceolate, acuminate, bearing a sporangium on the axis; sporangia reniform, yellowish; spores trilete, triangular with rounded corners, whitish.
  • Habit : Herb-Epiphytic
  • Comments : Grows as an epiphyte, frequent.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Shiradi Ghat, Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Dakshina Kannada; Hassan
  • Floras referred : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Rajagopal & Bhat, Pteridophytic flora of Karnataka State- 1998


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