112.200 Lycopodium L. - Ground pines or creeping cedar

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Description of the genus

Terrestrial perennials. Roots borne at irregular intervals on the lower side of the main stem. Stems of two types, consisting of elongated, indeterminate main stems and determinate, lateral, branchlet systems. Sporophylls different to the leaves, ephemeral. Strobili erect, borne on simple or forked peduncles. Sporangium epidermal cells sinuate.

Derivation of name: Lykos: wolf, podium: foot; referring to the stems which may resemble a furry paw.

Worldwide: c. 40 species, almost cosmopolitan.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Lycopodium clavatum

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clavatum L.N,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Lycopodium
Flora of Mozambique: Lycopodium
Flora of Zambia: Lycopodium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lycopodium

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lycopodium
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iNaturalist: Lycopodium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lycopodium
JSTOR Plant Science: Lycopodium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lycopodium
Plants of the World Online: Lycopodium
Tropicos: Lycopodium
Wikipedia: Lycopodium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Lycopodium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=3, retrieved 11 December 2023

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