Leaves similar or varying in shape and size.
Strobili erect to nodding or pendent, terminal on simple to much-branched branchlet systems or lateral. Sporophylls broad-ovate to broad-triangular. Sporangia attached to sporophyll bases or axillary; spores rugose. Gametophytes green, tuberous, lobed above, partly saprophytic.
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|1||Strobili pendent, terminal on short drooping branches, numerous; aerial system much-branched||Lycopodiella cernua|
|Strobili erect, terminal on erect shoots or on short erect lateral shoots; aerial system unbranched or once or twice branched||2|
|2||Lateral stems subterranean, much branched, erect to 60 cm or sometimes longer; strobili nodding||Lycopodiella lateralis|
|Lateral stems creeping; aerial stems unbranched and to 5 cm long; strobili erect|
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