Lycopodium clavatum L., Sp. Pl. 2: 1101 1753. (syn: Lepidotis ciliata P. Beauv.; Lepidotis clavata (L.) P. Beauv.; Lycopodium aristatum var. robustius Hook. & Grev.; Lycopodium ciliatum (P. Beauv.) Sw.; Lycopodium clavatum var. asiaticum Ching ………………….; Lycopodium officinale Necker; Lycopodium preslii Hook. & Grev.; Lycopodium serpens C. Presl; Lycopodium tamariscispica Cesati; Lycopodium torridum Gaud.; Lycopodium trichiatum Bory; Lycopodium trichiatum var. borbonicum (Bory) Spring; Lycopodium trichophyes Spreng.; Urostachys plutonis Herter);

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SK1332 29 JUL 2018 : 20 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (9)- around 700 kb each.
Location: Kakani,  Nepal
Altitude :6600 ft.
Date: 20 June 2018
Habit : Wild
Which Lycopodium ??

Please look it up – the strobili on stalks give it away.
P.S. There’s a photo of it, if you get stuck, on pg. 400 of Ferns and Fern-allies of Nepal vol. 1 – get your copy free from the National herbaium, Godavary.  That’s what it’s there for and you could look at all Nepal ferns in the right folders in the herbarium, too.

Lycopodium clavatum most likely

I guess it is listed since it is included in some books including one printed by the DPR, NEPAL.

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These are from which books and when were these published ?

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I think difficult to rely on this general book while there has been so many taxonomic changes in the past.
Can you check the book suggested by …

I did not have the access to the book yet.
By the way it would have been comfortable for raw people like us if experts having knowledge point out the correct ID without hassle like all members do.

its not just important to have a name for the plant. what is really needed is the scientific basis for the classification ie the key and salient features. its has to be the process+end result. not just the end result

Thanks, … We will have to move up in the value chain having accumulated so much of floral wealth and knowledge. If somebody is there to help us, this process is slow. If there is nobody to help us, this process is fast.


SK 2295 15 November 2019 : 11 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 7 mb.
Location: Chisapani, Kathmandu
Date: 01 October  2019
Elevation: 2176 m.
Habit : Wild
Lycopodium japonicum Thunb. ??

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It seems to be Lycopodium species. the strobillii on long stalk I never seen. Unable to Identify.

I think close to images at Lycopodium clavatum