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
Common names:
Status: Native
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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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Huperzia dacrydioides., retrieved 17 March 2018

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