Lycopodiaceae - a "fern ally"

These are also known as "club mosses".

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Huperzia australiana

(syn. Lycopodium australianum)

Found in subalpine scrub and alpine herbfields.

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Lycopodium deuterodensum

Common in the upper north Island in bush margins, scrub and regenerating kauri forests.

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Lycopodium fastigatum

The most common of the subalpine clubmosses.

It is usually a bright orange colour when growing at altitude.

The leaves are spirally arranges and curved inwards.

The tall structures are cones bearing the sporangia.

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Lycopodium scariosum

Found throughout the country on banks and in montane and subalpine areas.

The leaves are flattened into one plane.

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Lycopodium volubile

A wiry, scrambling plant, often found in scrub, bush margins and banks. The most common of our lycopods.

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Phlegmariurus varius

Syn: Lycopodium varium

This can be epiphytic or terrestrial. It is common throughout the country in lowland or montane forest and subalpine scrub.

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