Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Plants terrestrial; branches tufted, erect, without main indeterminate stem; roots all in one basal tuft. Vegetative buds/bulbils produced in axils of fertile leaves. Fertile leaves neither differentiated nor ranked, persisting after sporangia dehisce; sporangia axillary; spores triangular in polar view with concave faces, surface pitted or grooved. Gametophyte subterranean, cylindric, saprophytic.

10–15 species, primarily northern hemisphere temperate, 2 in Australia.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1994). Ferns and allied plants (Psilophyta, Lycopodiophyta, Polypodiophyta). In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-07-12
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Lycopodiales
family Lycopodiaceae
Higher taxa
genus Huperzia
Subordinate taxa