112.000 Huperzia Bernh. - firmosses or fir clubmosses

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983) The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria.

Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca

Description of the genus

Terrestrial, lithophytic or epiphytic perennials. Roots usually forming a basal tuft. Stems isotomously branched, branches equally thick, lacking elongated, indeterminate main stems. Sporophylls and vegetative leaves alike, or the sporophylls if smaller, are persistent. Strobili not or poorly developed. Sporangium epidermal cells sinuate.

Derivation of name: Huperzia: named after Johann Peter Huperz (1771-1816), German botanist.

Worldwide: Almost cosmopolitan, 200-300 species.

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

Huperzia verticillata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dacrydioides (Baker) Pic.Serm.Z,MSDescription, Image
gnidioides (L.f.) Trevis.MSDescription, Image
ophioglossoides (Lam.) Rothm.MSDescription, Image
phlegmaria (L.) Rothm.[DD]MSDescription, Image
verticillata (L.f.) Trevis.Z,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Huperzia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Huperzia
Flora of Zambia: Huperzia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Huperzia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Huperzia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Huperzia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Huperzia
Wikipedia: Huperzia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Huperzia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Huperzia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Huperzia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2, retrieved 31 March 2023

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