Huperzia - Lycopodiaceae

Huperzia brachystachya (Baker) Pic.Serm.

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Lycopodium dacrydioides Baker var. brachystachys Baker
Urostachys brachystachys (Baker) Herter ex Nessel
Lycopodium brachystachys (Baker) Alston

Common name

Description

Stem curved and pendent from a horizontal base, about 70 cm long, dichotomously branched. Leaves densely imbricate, appressed, 5-7 x 1.5 mm, apex rounded, flat, dark green, leathery, with indistinct costa. Sporophylles shorter than but resembling the sterile leaves, 5 x 1.5 mm.

Notes

Derivation

Habitat

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea (incl. Bioko), Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone.

Growth form

Epiphytic.

Literature

  • Roux, J.P. (2009) Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands. Strelitzia 23, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Page 12.
  • Tardieu-Blot, M.-L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.3. Flore du Cameroun, Pages 11 - 12. As Lycopodium brachystachys (Baker) Alston.
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