Phlegmariurus phyllanthus (Hook. & Arn.) Dixit, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 77(3): 541 1980. (syn: Huperzia macrostachys (Spring) Holub; Huperzia phyllantha (Hook. & Arn.) Holub; Huperzia phyllantha (Hook. & Arn.) Panigrahi; Lycopodium macrostachys Spring; Lycopodium pachystachyon Spring; Lycopodium pachystachyum var. phyllanthum (Hook. & Arn.) Hillebr.; Lycopodium phyllanthum Hook. & Arn.; Phlegmariurus macrostachys (Hook. ex Spring) N.C.Nair & S.R.Ghosh; Urostachys macrostachys (Spring) Herter ex Nessel; Urostachys pachystachyon (Spring) Herter ex Nessel; Urostachys pachystachyon (Spring) Rothm.; Urostachys phyllanthum (Hook. & Arn.) Herter);
S. India to Pacific: Andaman Is., Borneo, Caroline Is., Fiji, Hawaii, India, Malaya, New Caledonia, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu as per POWO (Huperzia phyllantha (Hook. & Arn.) Holub);
India (Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu), Nicobar Isl., Andaman Isl., Sri Lanka, peninsular Malaysia (Penang, Kelantan, Perak, Negeri Sembilan), +Singapore, Borneo (Mt. Kinabalu, etc.), Philippines, Hawaii (Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Lanai, Hawaii Isl.), Fiji (Viti Levu), Micronesia (Pohnpei), New Caledonia, Western Samoa (Savaii) as per Catalogue of Life;


Epiphytic Lycopodium SN14420 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 4 mb.
Lycopodium macrostachys wild from westerghats, Tamilnadu.

It hasn’t been in the old catch-all genus, Lycopodium, for many decades now! The name is either Huperzia phyllantha or Phlegmariurus phyllanthus, according to your choice.  Must be using a very old book! 



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