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Dendrolycopodium hickeyi

 

Hickey’s Tree Clubmoss

ParentsUnknownGenus is not in the current taxonomy
GenusDendrolycopodium
Specieshickeyi

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Hickey’s tree clubmoss is a native of northeastern North America.

Identification: This club moss reaches up to 6" (15 cm) in height, branching several times, looking like a tiny tree. Each branch is uniformly covered with many leaves up to ¼" (6.3 mm) long. Upward-pointing cone-like structures called strobili, ¼-2½" (8.4-63 mm) long, often appear on top.

Online References:

Dendrolycopodium on PlantSystematics.org

Lycopodium on Wikipedia

Dendrolycopodium hickeyi on PlantSystematics.org

Dendrolycopodium hickeyi at FossilFlowers.org

Dendrolycopodium hickeyi on the New England Wildflower Society’s GoBotany site

References:

Symonds, George W.D., Shrub Identification Book, HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 1963, p. 328

Cobb, Boughton, Farnsworth, Elizabeth & Lowe, Cheryl, Peterson Field Guides: A Field Guide to Ferns and Their Related Families of Northwestern and Central North America, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005, p. 288

Dendrolycopodium hickeyi description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Dendrolycopodium hickeyi (Hickey’s Tree Clubmoss)

8/20/2009 · Hayes Woods Nature Trail, Shirley St., Pepperell, MA
≈ 10 × 11" (26 × 27 cm) ID is uncertain

Dendrolycopodium hickeyi (Hickey’s Tree Clubmoss)

8/20/2009 · Hayes Woods Nature Trail, Shirley St., Pepperell, MA
≈ 8 × 7" (20 × 17 cm) ID is uncertain