Phlegmariurus hamiltonii (Spreng.) Á. Löve & D. Löve, Taxon 26(2–3): 324–326 1977. (syn: Huperzia aloifolia (Hook. & Grev.) Trev.; Huperzia hamiltonii (Spreng.) T. Sen & U. Sen; Huperzia hamiltonii (Spreng.) Trevis. (ambiguous synonym); Lycopodium aloifolium Wall. ex Hook. & Grev.; Lycopodium empetrifolium Dalzell; Lycopodium hamiltonii Spreng.; Lycopodium hamiltonii var. petiolata C. B. Cl.; Lycopodium obtusifolium Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don; Phlegmariurus aloifolius (Hook. & Grev.) A. R. Field & Bostock; Urostachys aloifolius (Hook. & Grev.) Herter ex Nessel; Urostachys hamiltonii (Spreng.) Herter ex Nessel);
Nepal, India (throughout in hilly regions, Sikkim), Myanmar [Burma], Sri Lanka, Thailand (widespread), Vietnam, Bhutan, Volcano Isl. (Kita-Iwojima,nMinami-Iwojima), Rotuma Isl., China (W-Yunnan) as per Catalogue of Life;

SK1071 07 APR-2018 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 800 kb each.

Location:  Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 2 April 2018
Altitude: 6600 ft.
Habit: Wild
Only leaves!

Huperzia hamiltonii (Spreng.) Trevis. ???

Yes, of course, another common and well known species – why aren’t books read – the normal procedure –  instead of all the posting and questions?   Try the obvious Ferns and Fern-allies of Nepal 1: 47-48, 399, t. 3. 2015, for example.
And why not have a look in the National herbarium, nearby – which is what it’s for?  

Plant from Coorg 1 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Forwarding the images sent by my friend. The plant was found in Coorg, growing as an epiphyte along with orchids.
Can anyone please, help in identifying it?

It is Huperzia sps., a type of fern allie. Usually it growing as epiphyte but can also as lithophyte.

Yes, it’s the very characteristic and distinctive species Huperzia hamiltonii (syn.: H. aloifolia).

Huperzia hamiltonii (Spreng.) Trevis. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Lava, Kalimpong, India
Date : 11 May 2018
Elevation :  7000 ft.
Habit : Wild


SK1983 08 June 2019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- around 800 kb each.
Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 2243 m.
Date: 27 May 2019
Habit : Wild
Huperzia hamiltonii (Spreng.) Trevis. ??

To me also appears close to images at Phlegmariurus hamiltonii
Experts kindly confirm.


Huperzia hamiltonii (Spreng.) Trevis.: 4 very high res. images.

Location: Shivapuri, Kathmandu
Altitude: 1841 m.
Date: 10 November 2021 
Habit : Wild

This is indeed Huperzia hamiltonii. Your identification is correct.




Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1 (Huperzia hamiltonii (Spreng.) Trevis.) Tropicos  Flora of China  India Biodiversity Portal  Encyclopedia of Life (Specimen)  Dave’s Garden Pteridophyte flora of Thailand  Blogspot

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