Opera Bot. 92: 176 (1987) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Stems mostly prostrate, creeping, much-branched, brittle, firmly attached to substrate by numerous roots; erect sterile branches few, short and rigid; erect fertile branches erect, up to 6 cm tall. Leaves spirally arranged, crowded and overlapping, ascending or spreading, those nearest substrate usually appressed, linear-lanceolate, 3–4 mm long, less than 1 mm wide; apex sharp. Strobili terminal, solitary, 10–25 mm long, on leafy stalk. Sporophylls overlapping, somewhat spreading when ripe, broadly triangular; margins minutely toothed; apex rigid, sharp.
EGL, GipP, GGr, OtP. All States except NT. Also New Zealand. Restricted to Grampians, Otway Range, French Island and far East Gippsland where growing on wet peaty soils of lowland heaths.
Possibly synonymous with the cosmopolitan L. carolinianum L.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|