Lycopodiella lateralis

Common Name:

Slender Clubmoss

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Snowfields, East Gippsland (DEJKNPRSTWZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common throughout the Prom. Grows in damp heathlands 1

Flower Description:



Terrestrial fern ally with stems to 40 cm long 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species differs from Lycopodium in having lateral strobili (cone-like structure) and unbranched stems 2
Lycopodium deuterodensum is much larger (up to 100 cm) 1


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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria