Huperzia phlegmarioides (Gaudich.) Rothm.

Layered Tassel Fern

Stems to 70 cm or so long, branching, pendent. Sterile leaves crowded, 3-6 mm wide arranged more or less in four rows, slightly ridged below, stiff, leathery, yellow green; margins without teeth, tapering to the stalkless base. Fertile leaves about 2 mm long in a branching fertile region. Needs shelter and warmth.

NE Qld, Malesia to New Caledonia &Pacific Is

Rare in the wild.

Leaves shiny, stalkless, tapered at the base, arranged in 4 forward pointing rows.

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