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Phlegmariurus

Description from Flora of China

Lycopodium sect. Phlegmariurus Herter, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 43(1, Beibl. 98): 30. 1909.

Plants epiphytic, medium-sized. Mature stem pendulous or ascending, 15-100 cm, multiple times dichotomously branched, upper portion of stem and branchlets often without bulbils. Leaves lustrous or not lustrous, lanceolate, ovate, or scalelike, leathery or thinly leathery, margin entire. Strobili abruptly becoming much smaller than sterile branches or branchlets or rarely similar in size. Sporophylls and trophophylls dimorphic or almost homomorphic. Sporangia in axils of sporophylls of upper portion of stem or branchlets, reniform, dehiscing from 2 valves. Spore sides at equator concave with acute or blunt angles.

About 250 species: tropics extending to subtropics; 22 species (eight endemic) in three sections in China.

Lower Taxon


 

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