Huperzia serrata

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Huperzia serrata
Lycopodium serratum tougesiba01.jpg

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Lycophytes
Class: Lycopodiopsida
Order: Lycopodiales
Family: Lycopodiaceae
Genus: Huperzia
H. serrata
Binomial name
Huperzia serrata
(Thunb. ex Murray) Trevis.

Huperzia serrata, the toothed clubmoss,[1] is a plant known as a firmoss which contains the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor huperzine A.[2] It is widely distributed over-the-counter as a nootropic and dietary supplement and is used in traditional Chinese medicine.[citation needed]

This species is native to India[citation needed] and southeast Asia.


  1. ^ "Huperzia serrata". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  2. ^ Xing Zu Zhu, Xiao-Yu Li, Jin Li.,"Recent pharmacological studies on natural products in China".,European Journal of Pharmacology 500 (2004) 221 – 23