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Lycopodium deuterodensum

Bushy Clubmoss

Stiffly erect much-branched conifer-like herbaceous perennial. Spreads from creeping much-branched underground stem (rhizome).

Additional information

  • FamilyLycopodiaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.25-1 m high
  • Plant groupingFerns & Fern Allies
  • LeavesPointed, spreading lance-shaped leaves 2-4 mm long or egg-shaped stem-clasping pale green leaves to 3 mm x 1 mm, spirally arranged and overlapping.
  • FlowersNon-flowering. Many erect cone-like fruiting bodies to 20 mm long at tips of branches.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soil in open and damp forests. Semi shade to dappled shade.
  • Garden usePlant amongst trees or in an open fernery. Very difficult to cultivate.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusRestricted distribution within the Shire but may be locally abundant.
Photographer/s: 1 Gwen & Rodger Elliot, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 2, 3 Marilyn Bull ©; 4 Murray Fagg ©, Australian National Botanic Gardens

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