Common name: Bog Clubmoss
Lycopodiella serpentina (Kunze) B.Øllg. APNI*
Synonyms: Lycopodium serpentinum Kunze APNI*
Description: Main stem short, creeping along the soil surface, covered with leaves and bearing numerous roots; aerial stems rather distant, rigid, erect, short and unbranched.
Leaves dense, ascending, linear-lanceolate, 3–4 mm long, <1 mm wide, tapering to a sharp point.
Strobili erect, to 3 cm long; sporophylls triangular, with a relatively long point.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually grows in open wet situations; not common.
Open wet situations.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson (2000)
Taxon concept: R.J. Chinnock (1998)
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