Lycopodium deuterodensum

Common Name:

Bushy Clubmoss

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

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

Heathlands and open forests throughout the Prom 1

Flower Description:



Terrestrial fern ally with a creeping rhizome 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species differs from Lycopodiella in having branched stems and strobili (cone-like structures) terminating branchlets 2


Image: Mary Ellis

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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