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Huperzia lucidula (Michaux) Trevisan. Shining Firmoss, Shining Clubmoss. Phen: Jun-Aug. Hab: Moist forests and ravines. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) to MB, south to nw. SC, n. GA, n. AL, s. IL, and nw. AR (Peck 2011); disjunct in NM (Santa Fe County); disjunct in China (Jilin) (FoC).

ID notes: This is the largest Huperzia in our region, and the only one likely to be found away from rock in forest soils.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, FNA2, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, Björk (2020), Haines (2003a); = Lycopodium lucidulum Michx. – C, F, G, Md, RAB, S13, Sf, Tat, W, WV; = n/a – GrPl; > Huperzia lucidula (Michx.) R.Trevis. var. lucidula – Il

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