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Common name: Slender Clubmoss
Lycopodiella lateralis (R.Br.) B.Øllg. APNI*
Synonyms: Lycopodium laterale R.Br. APNI*
Description: Main stems subterranean, thick and branched; aerial stems weak, erect or ascending, 10–50 cm high, usually branched only once or twice.
Leaves crowded, appressed to spreading, narrow-lanceolate, c. 6 mm long, pointed.
Strobili to 1.5 cm long, sessile or nearly so; scattered along the aerial stems, lateral or terminal on short branchlets; sporophylls broad-ovate, abruptly pointed, with jagged margins.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in wet boggy areas.
Wet boggy areas.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, ?NT, CT, ST, ?NWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson (2000)
Taxon concept: R.J. Chinnock (1998)
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