Lycopodium alpinum L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1104 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Subarctic & Temp. Northern Hemisphere. It is a perennial or rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Alaska, Alberta, Altay, Amur, Austria, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Central European Russia, Chita, Czechoslovakia, East European Russia, Finland, France, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kuril Is., Labrador, Magadan, Manchuria, Manitoba, Mongolia, Montana, Newfoundland, North European Russia, Northwest Territories, Norway, Nunavut, Poland, Primorye, Québec, Romania, Sakhalin, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Tuva, Ukraine, Washington, West Siberia, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon

Extinct in:

Belgium, Corse

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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PAFTOL

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Chang, C.-S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2021). Checklist of Far East Asian Vascular Flora 1: 1-626. EABCN, Seoul.
  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Ebihara, A. (2016). The standard of ferns and lycophytes in Japan. Nihonsan shida shokubutsu hyojun zukan 1: 1-475. Gakken Plus, Tokyo.
  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & Parris, B.S. (2020). Pteridophytes of Turkey - A revised check-list and their relationship to Europe and the West Himalaya. Indian Journal of Forestry 43: 263-284.
  • Güner, A., Kandemir, A., Menemen, Y., Yıldırım, H., Aslan, S., Ekşi, G., Güner, I. & Çimen, A.Ö. (eds.) (2018). Resimli Türkiye Florası (Illustrated Flora of Turkey) 2: 1-1054. ANG Vakfı Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi Yayınları. İstanbul.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. [Cited as Lycopodium alpinum.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Abdulina, S.A. (1999). Spisok Sosudistykn Rastenii Kazakhstana: 1-187. Academy of Sciences, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  • Cherepanov, S. K. (ed.) (1981). Sosudistye Rasteniia SSSR 1: 1-509. Nauka, Leningradskoe Otdelenie.
  • Krasnoborov, I.M. (ed.) (2000). Flora of Siberia 1: 1-189. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  • Prelli, R. & Boudrie, M. (2021). Les Fougères et plantes alliées d'Europe: 1-528. BIOTOPE.
  • Stace, C. (2019). New Flora of the British Isles ed. 4: 1-1266. C & M Floristics.
  • Staniforth, R.J. & Brunton, D.F. (2022). A synopsis of the lycophytes in Manitoba, Canada: their status, distribution, abundance and habitats. Canadian Field-Naturalist 136: 107-121.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Braithwaite, A.F. [s.n.] Austria K001890908 No
Ruhsam, M. [DMR60] United Kingdom Diphasiastrum alpinum K001768288 Yes

Sources

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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