Common name: Pigmy Clubmoss
Phylloglossum drummondii Kunze APNI*
Description: Plant 1.5–5 cm high; tuber usually 2–8 mm long.
Leaves linear to ± terete, 7–20 mm long, apex acute, glabrous.
Strobilus 5–8 mm long, leafless stalk 10–40 mm long; sporophylls ± triangular, 1–2 mm long, apex long-acuminate; sporangium reniform, yellow.
Distribution and occurrence: in swampy areas of coastal heath, chiefly evident after fire. Not recorded for N.S.W., though possibly present in the far south coastal heath. NSW: ?SC; Vic., Tas., S.A., W.A., N.Z.
NSW subdivisions: ?SC
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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