Huperzia javanica (Sw.) Fraser-Jenk., Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. 10 2008. (syn: Huperzia indica S. R. Ghosh; Huperzia serrata subsp. javanica (Sw.) Satou; Huperzia serrata f. longipetiolata (Spring) Ching; Huperzia serrata var. longipetiolata (Spring) H. M. Chang; Huperzia serrata var. longipetiolata (Spring) S. R. Ghosh; Lycopodium javanicum Sw.; Lycopodium serratum var. javanicum (Sw.) Mak.; Lycopodium serratum var. longipetiolatum Spring; Urostachys javanicus (Sw.) Herter);
Tropical & Subtropical Asia to SW. Pacific: Assam, Borneo, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vanuatu, Vietnam as POWO;
China (Himalayas), Tibet, Taiwan, India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam State, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal), Bhutan, Myanmar [Burma], Sulawesi, ?Philippines, Thailand as per Catalogue of Life;


SK1875 29 April 2019 : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 28 April 2019
Elevation: 1508 m.
Habit : Wild 

Is its a moss? if so then check with Huperzia sp. Specially Huperzia lucidula and Huperzia serrata although i have not checked its distribution record.

Looks close but I am not sure if it is listed in Nepal or not.
I am trying to find out.

Huperzia serrata (Thunb.) Trevis. is listed in Nepal but Huperzia lucidula is not listed as far as I know.

Compare with the image at:

This is a Pteridophyte, Huperzia sp.

The enclosed species is Huperzia javanica (Sw.) C.Yang. I was wondering what is the population status of this species in Suryavinayak forest nowadays? There were not many individuals when I went there 5 years ago.

So far I have noticed only one plant. I shall check in my next visit if there are any more.

Today I have noticed around 14 plants in same location.

Huperzia javanica (Sw.) C.Yang : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)- 1 Mb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Kathmandu
Date: 03 August  2019
Elevation: 1498 m.
Habit : Wild 




POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  WFO  pteridoportal  Flora of Peninsular India – IISc  Taxonomic reexamination of two Huperzia species (Lycopodiaceae) in Northeast Asia (Abstract- A comparison of the external morphology and spores clearly distinguished Huperzia lucidula (Michaux) Trevis. in northeast Asia and North America in terms of leaf shape, leaf margin, distribution of stomata on leaves, and spore shape. Therefore, the northeast Asian plants should be treated as a separate species, H. asiatica (Ching) B.-Y. Sun & J. Lim. In addition, we believe that H. javanica (Sw.) C. Yang, regarded as conspecific or infraspecific with H. serrata (Thunb.) Trevis., is a distinct species based on the presence of a leaf petiole and serrated leaf margins, and the shape of the gemmiferous branchlets)