I was lucky to find a population of this narrow endemic species while doing field work in Pico das Almas. Phlegmariurus mooreanus is known only from a few localities of “campo rupestre” vegetation in the State of Bahia, Brazil. It has a very distinctive appearance and can be recognized by its thick, stiffly erect stems, which are densely covered by rigid, uniformly recurved leaves.
Collection Data (F.B. Matos 1044)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Lycopodiopsida
- Family: Lycopodiaceae
- Genus: Phlegmariurus (Herter) Holub
- Species: Phlegmariurus mooreanus (Baker) B.Øllg.
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 26-II-2006
- Primary Collector & #: F.B. Matos 1044
- Collection Party: J.L. Paixão, S.C. Sant'Ana & L.C. Gomes
- Det. History: F.B. Matos, XII.2013
- Habitat: Campos rupestres
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations: CEPEC, UPCB
- Location: Pico das Almas – – Rio de Contas – Bahia – Brazil.
- Coordinates: -13.550000, -41.950000
- Elevation: 1850 m
Fernando! This is such a nice species – good to see you collecting all these lycopods lately 🙂
Thanks, Wes! This is definitely one of the coolest lycopods I’ve seen. The collection was made in 2006, almost 8 years ago, but I uploaded the photos here thinking of you. There might be a duplicate at NY.