Within the Lycopodiaceae, Huperzia s.s. is characterized by the non-strobilar arrangement of sporophylls and presence of bulbils (also called gemmae) for asexual reproduction.
Collection Data (F.B. Matos 2332)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Lycopodiopsida
- Family: Lycopodiaceae
- Genus: Huperzia Bernh.
- Species: Huperzia lucidula (Michx.) Trevis.
- Common name(s): Shining clubmoss
General Collection Data
- Date: 17-VIII-2013
- Primary Collector & #: F.B. Matos 2332
- Collection Party: R.C. Moran & C. Matos
- Det. History: F.B. Matos, VIII.2013
- Habitat: Deciduous forest
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations: NY
- Location: White Mountain National Forest – – Grafton County – New Hampshire – United States.
- Coordinates: 44.143333, -71.683889
- Elevation: 380 m
Nice photos Fernando! You can really see the oblanceolate leaf shape and dentate leaf margins characteristic of this species in habit4.
Thanks, Wes! And by the way, how can you distinguish this species from H. porophila? I saw it a couple of years ago, during a BSA field trip, but did not take any pictures… The only thing I remember is that it was growing on a rock wall.