Ferns and Fern Allies of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Lycopodiaceae
Diphasiastrum digitatum (Southern Ground-cedar)
Leaf length< 1 inch
Leaf clusteringnot clustered
Leaf persistenceevergreen
Shape of spore-producing areaNA
Location of spore-producing areastalked cone
Leaf typesimple
Divisions of leaf bladeNA
Habitatdry to moist forest
DescriptionA tree-like clubmoss with the erect stems produced on a rhizome that grows along the surface of the ground. The branches are flattened and fan-shaped with very small leaves that are attached to the stem for more than ? their length. The 2-4 cones (strobili) are produced on long stalks. Each cone has a sterile tip.
Habit photoTB
Detail photo 1TB
Detail photo 2TB