West Highland Flora

Interrupted Clubmoss


Lycopodium annotinum

 

Lycopodium annotinum

Photo Carl Farmer
30 May 2006 Isle of Scalpay, nr Skye
LH shoot c 13 mm wide

Rare in the west, occasional on high ground away from the coast.

Leaves c 4-7 mm long

ID: Leaves end in a stiff hairlike point, not a long flexuous one as in Stagshorn Clubmoss.  Branches constricted in places along their length, hence the plant's English name.

Other features: Has creeping and rooting stems with upright branches.  Leaves green, not glaucous; minutely toothed or untoothed.  Cones green when young, brown when mature, on the ends of the branches, unstalked.  No sporangia, gemmae or any other kind of growth in the leaf axils.

 

Lycopodium annotinum

Photo Carl Farmer
30 May 2006 Isle of Scalpay, nr Skye
Shoots c 12-16 mm wide


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