Huperzia phlegmaria (L.) Rothm.

Common Tassel Fern

Stems to 60 cm or more long, branching, pendent. Sterile leaves mostlx 2-5 mm wide, narrowly ovate, slightly ridged below, stiff and leathery, tapering abruptly at the base to a short stalk, dark green; margins without teeth; tip prickly. Fertile leaves short, 1-1.5 mm long, ovate, blunt, in a distinct fertile region. Needs shelter and warmth.

Rare in the wild.

NE Qld, Pacific Is, Asia, Tropical Africa

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Lycopodiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Lycopodiopsida
order     Lycopodiales
family      Lycopodiaceae
genus       Huperzia Bernh.