Ferns and Fern Allies of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Huperzia lucidula (Shining Clubmoss)
Leaf length< 1 inch
Leaf clusteringnot clustered
Leaf persistenceevergreen
Shape of spore-producing areaNA
Location of spore-producing areaaxil of leaves
Leaf typesimple
Divisions of leaf bladeNA
Habitatmoist, rocky woods
DescriptionThis species has a cluster of upright stems covered with small, dark green, shiny, evergreen leaves and no spore-bearing cone (strobilus). The stem is irregular in width because there are zones of short leaves with sporangia in their axils and zones of longer leaves that lack sporangia.
Habit photoKBS