Huperzia ophioglossoides (Lam.) Rothm.

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Huperzia ophioglossoides

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Huperzia ophioglossoides

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Synonyms: Lycopodium longifolium (P.Beauv.) Sw.
Lycopodium ophioglossoides Lam.
Urostachys ophioglossoides (Lam.) Herter ex Nessel
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Stems pendulous, repeatedly dichotomously branched. Foliage leaves 10-20 × 1-2 mm, loosely overlapping, standing out from the branches, narrowly lanceolate, apex tapering, firmly herbaceous. Fertile portion of the stem clearly recognizable. Sporophylls 1.5 × 1 mm, distinctly smaller than the foliage leaves, broadly ovate.
Derivation of specific name: ophioglossoides: like Ophioglossum, the fertile portion of the stem resembling the fertile spike of Ophioglossum.
Altitude range:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, tropical Africa. Also Madagascar, Comoro and the Mascarene Islands.
Malawi distribution: N,S
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
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Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Page 16. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 80.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 34.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Pages 36 - 37. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 12.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 26. As Lycopodium ophioglossoides

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 137 - 138. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 7.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 19. (Includes a picture).

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 14.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 18 - 20. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 79.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Huperzia ophioglossoides., retrieved 19 October 2019

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