Huperzia dacrydioides (Baker) Pic.Serm.

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Huperzia dacrydioides

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Vumba, Cloudlands

Huperzia dacrydioides

Photo: Petra Ballings
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Synonyms: Lycopodium dacrydioides Baker
Lycopodium mildbraedii Herter
Urostachys dacrydioides (Baker) Herter ex Nessel
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Plants large, robust. Stems up to 90 cm (1.5 m) long, dichotomously branched (once or twice), pendulous. Foliage leaves linear-lanceolate, apex tapering, 20 × 2 mm, dark glossy green, overlapping, coriaceous, grading into the sporophylls. Fertile portion not differentiated; sporophylls lanceolate, attenuate, up to 10 mm long. Sporangia rounded, flattened.
Notes: Resembles H. gnidioides ; H. dacrydioides has sporophylls similar to the foliage leaves, a fertile portion that is barely distinct and a narrowly tapering leaf apex.
Derivation of specific name: dacrydioides: referring to the genus Dacrydium, a conifer with drooping branches of the Podocarpaceae family.
Habitat: Mid to high level epiphyte in shade in evergreen mist forest; sometimes on mossy boulders.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 1840 m
Worldwide distribution: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Comoro Islands
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 21 February 2009
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Page 14. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. , Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 80.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Pages 32 - 33. (Includes a picture).

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 134 - 135. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 7.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 19.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 13.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Page 18.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Huperzia dacrydioides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100010, retrieved 26 May 2016

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