Huperzia serrata

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Huperzia serrata
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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] The species is native to eastern Asia (China, Tibet, Japan, the Korean peninsula, the Russian Far East).[3]


  1. ^ USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Huperzia serrata". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  2. ^ Xing Zu Zhu, Xiao-Yu Li, Jin Li (2004), "Recent pharmacological studies on natural products in China", European Journal of Pharmacology 500 221–223
  3. ^ Hassler, Michael & Schmitt, Bernd (April 2020), "Huperzia serrata", World Ferns, 8.30, retrieved 2020-09-16