Monographs Details: Lycopodium funiforme Cham. ex Spring
Authority: Proctor, George R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53: 1-389.
Description:Species Description - A pendent epiphyte whose cordlike, uniform
divisions reach 2 m in length, 1- to 4-times dichotomous, the apical divisions freely sporangiate. Stems 1.5-2 mm thick (excluding leaves),
or 4-7 mm thick including the leaves. Leaves
crowded, spirally arranged in 14-16 ranks (or
appearing whorled in 7's or 8's), rigidly ascending,
incurved, subulate-attenuate, 8-11 mm long,
1-1.5 mm broad at base, entire, deeply concave
on adaxial side, strongly convex beneath (from
the abaxial or exposed side thus appearing terete),
sharply keeled at the decurrent base. Sporangia
orbicular or nearly so, cordate, ca. 1.5 mm broad.
Type. Incorrectly stated to have been collected
in Califomia by Chamisso; however, authentic
material from the herbarium of Bory (P) was
collected by L'Herminier in Guadeloupe.
Syn. Urostachys funiformis (Spring) Herter, Repert.
Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 19: 163. 1923.
Huperzia funiformis (Spring) Trevisan, Atti Soc.
Ital. Sci. Nat. 17: 248. 1874.
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