Kōrero: Ferns and lycophytes

Variable club moss (2 o 2)

Variable club moss

Variable club moss (Huperzia varia) is a common lycophyte of forest and upland scrub. It often grows as an epiphyte, dangling from perching lilies, themselves epiphytic on forest trees. The plant has spreading leaves when young, but develops tiny scale leaves as it matures. This small, tufted specimen was growing on the ground in a mat of liverworts and mosses.

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Private collection
Photograph by Iona Wassilieff

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Land of ferns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10855/variable-club-moss (accessed 17 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Patrick Brownsey, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007