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Published In: Journal für die Botanik 1800(2): 126. 1801. (J. Bot. (Schrader)) Name publication detail

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1. Huperzia Bernh. (clubmoss, firmoss)

(Waterway, 1986)

Stems branching, decumbent to ascending, rooting at the lower nodes. Leaves monomorphic or the sporophylls sometimes somewhat reduced. Gemmae produced from the cuplike tips of short, modified branches. Sporangia not in strobili, occurring in zones along the stems. Gametophytes subterranean, mycorrhizal, lacking chlorophyll, cylindrical. Two hundred to 300 species, nearly worldwide.


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1 Leaves oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, widest near the tip, with 2–8 irregular teeth at the tip; stomates restricted to the lower leaf surface; gemmae with the 2 lateral leaves broadly obtuse and mucronate at the tips 1 Huperzia lucidula
+ Leaves linear to narrowly lanceolate, widest near the base, usually lacking teeth at the tip; stomates present on both leaf surfaces; gemmae with the 2 lateral leaves acute and sharply pointed at the tips 2 Huperzia porophila
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