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);   
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;

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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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