Common name: Long Clubmoss
Phlegmariurus varius (R.Br.) A.R.Field & Bostock APNI*
Synonyms: Huperzia varia (R.Br.) Trevis. APNI*
Lycopodium myrtifolium APNI*
Lycopodium varium R.Br. APNI*
Description: Stems all tufted, 20–50 cm long, much-branched, erect or pendent when epiphytic.
Leaves crowded, spreading, lanceolate, 8–15 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, dark green.
Strobili terminal, sometimes forked, 8–15 cm long or longer; sporophylls ovate, 3–4 mm long, keeled.
Distribution and occurrence: in rock crevices, or epiphytic in rainforest, rare in N.S.W.
Subalpine scrub and forest, on the ground or among rocks.
NSW subdivisions: ?NC, ?CC, NT, CT, ST, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Text by Peter G. Wilson (2000)
Taxon concept: R.J. Chinnock (1998)
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