Palhinhaea cernua is pantropical; a common pioneer on disturbed soil in most tropical areas, especially in the lowlands. It was very exciting to find this species today, particularly because yesterday I posted some pictures of the similar P. camporum. Now you can finally compare both species on this site. Are they really different? You tell me…
Collection Data (F.B. Matos & C. Matos 2392)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Lycopodiopsida
- Family: Lycopodiaceae
- Genus: Palhinhaea Franco & Vasc.
- Species: Palhinhaea cernua (L.) Vasc. & Franco
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 30-XII-2013
- Primary Collector & #: F.B. Matos & C. Matos 2392
- Collection Party:
- Det. History: F.B. Matos, XII.2013
- Habitat: Restinga
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations: UPCB
- Location: – – Pontal do Paraná – Paraná – Brazil.
- Coordinates: -25.584059, -48.358802
- Elevation: at sea level
Beautiful pictures. Interesting that the sporangia face downward!
Thanks! Also interesting is that the strobili are maturing from the base towards the apex (i.e., acropetally). I had never noticed this before taking these pictures.
This species is widely distributed in Sabah, and quite common. Interestingly, I just knew that Lycopodiella cernua (L.) Pic. Serm. is a synonym of Palhinhaea cernua (L.) Carv. Vasc. & Franco. Seems like The Catalogue of Life is much updated than The Plant List. Cheers..