Authors: C. Stace, R. van der Meijden (ed.) & I. de Kort (ed.)
Scientific name:

Huperzia selago

Vernacular name:

Clubmoss, Fir

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Fir Clubmoss

Scientific name: Huperzia selago (L.) Bernh. ex Schrank & Mart.

Diagnostic features
Stems to 30cm
Leaves 4-8mm, patent to appressed, linear-lanceolate to narrowly ovate, entire or nearly so.

Chromosome number: 2n=more than 260.

Native; heaths, moors, grassy or rocky places on mountains.

This species is keyed out on Page 32: Huperzia and other genera of the Text Key.

Key to the subspecies
a. Stems to 30cm, 6-12mm thick; leaves linear-lanceolate, more or less patent, green when healthy.
................................ Huperzia selago subsp. selago.
b. Stems to 10cm, 5-6mm thick; leaves ovate-lanceolate to narrowly ovate, appressed to stem, yellowish-green even when healthy.
............................... Huperzia selago subsp. arctica.

Huperzia selago (Clubmoss, Fir)
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