Running vine like plant that has small spiral leaves.
Small plant growing on a side track off the Whangakea Track.
Growing on a side track off the Whangakea Track.
Very common. Growing in sub-alpine bog and rocky areas in tussock grassland. Between 600m 900m elevation.
In low alpine bog
This species had several developed sporangia which grew from the top of the tall lateral stem and were smaller than the sporangia formed by ground cedar clubmoss.
Additionally, some of the lateral growing stems were as long as 18 inches.
Lycopodium (from Greek lukos, wolf and podion, diminutive of pous, foot) is a genus of clubmosses, also known as ground pines or creeping cedar, in the family Lycopodiaceae, a family of fern-allies (see Pteridophyta). They are flowerless, vascular, terrestrial or epiphytic plants, with widely-branched, erect, prostrate or creeping stems, with small, simple, needle-like or scale-like leaves that cover the stem and branches thickly. The leaves contain a single, unbranched vascular strand and are microphylls by definition....