Lycopodium L.

4 species native AUST.; Qld, N.S.W., Vic., Tas., S.A.

Lycopodium deuterodensum Herter

Terrestrial plants up to 1m high, with an elongated subterranean main stem and rigidly erect lateral stems. Sterile foliage dimorphic, both types sometimes occurring on the same plant; the commoner type of sterile leaves being lanceolate or narrowly ovate, densely imbricate, acuminate, 1–2.5 mm long, 0.2–0.75 mm wide, with scarious margins which are densely ciliate towards the base; the other type of leaves more spreading, entire, acuminate, 2.5–4 mm long, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Strobili erect, sessile, terminal, 1–3 cm long; sporophylls overlapping, broadly ovate, acute, c. 2–3 mm long, 2 mm wide, with scarious fluted margins. Scrub, scrub-heathland, open forests, RF margins; on sandstone hillsides usually in sheltered moist positions or on the edge of swamps