Huperzia squarrosa (G.Forst.) Trev.

Rock Tassel Fern

Stems to 50 cm or more long, generally branched, pendent or arching. Sterile leaves 1-2 mm wide, thin, narrow, spreading, densely distributed, stiff and prickly, long-pointed, stalkless, pale green. Fertile leaves mostlx 5-7 mm long, 2 mm wide, with gradual transition from sterile to fertile shoot.

Vulnerable in the wild.

Tropics (Old World)

Excellent specimens may be seen in the Tropical House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

Leaves narrow, stalkless, long-pointed. Needs shelter and warmth.

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.