112.000 Huperzia Bernh. - firmosses or fir clubmosses

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

Description of the genus

Terrestrial, lithophytic or epiphytic perennials. Roots usually forming a basal tuft. Stems isotomously branched, branches equally thick, lacking elongated, indeterminate main stems. Sporophylls and vegetative leaves alike, or the sporophylls if smaller, are persistent. Strobili not or poorly developed. Sporangium epidermal cells sinuate.

Derivation of name: Huperzia: named after Johann Peter Huperz (1771-1816), German botanist.

Worldwide: Almost cosmopolitan, 200-300 species.

Zimbabwe: 6 taxa.

Huperzia dacrydioides

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dacrydioides (Baker) Pic.Serm.EDescription, Image
gnidioides (L.f.) Trevis.EDescription, Image
ophioglossoides (Lam.) Rothm.EDescription, Image
phlegmaria (L.) Rothm.[DD]EDescription, Image
saururus (Lam.) Trevis.EDescription, Image
verticillata (L.f.) Trevis.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Huperzia:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Huperzia
Flora of Malawi: Huperzia
Flora of Mozambique: Huperzia
Flora of Zambia: Huperzia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Huperzia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Huperzia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Huperzia
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Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Huperzia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Huperzia
JSTOR Plant Science: Huperzia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Huperzia
Plants of the World Online: Huperzia
Tropicos: Huperzia
Wikipedia: Huperzia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Huperzia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2, retrieved 30 November 2023

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