Lycopodiella cernua

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Lycopodiella cernua
Lycopodium plant.jpg
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Lycopodiophyta
Class: Lycopodiopsida
Order: Lycopodiales
Family: Lycopodiaceae
Genus: Lycopodiella
Species: L. cernua
Binomial name
Lycopodiella cernua
(L.) Pic. Serm.
Synonyms
  • Lepidotis cernua (L.) P. Beauv.
  • Lycopodium boryanum A. Rich.
  • Lycopodium cernuum L.
  • Lycopodium heeschii Müll. Hal.

Lycopodiella cernua is a plant in the family Lycopodiaceae commonly known as the staghorn clubmoss. The Hawaiian name for the plant is wāwaeʻiole, or "rat's foot".

This species has one of the widest distributions within the family, being known from most tropical areas, and growing in the deep south of the United States, as well as Hawai'i. It favors bog environments.

L. cernua is sometimes cultivated.

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