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Huperzia squarrosa

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 A wild plant I found on northern Madagascar.

Author: Vittore B. A. T. de Saint-Léon, 1874.
Family:  Lycopodiaceae
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Habitat:   North-Eastern Queensland, Australia; Tropical Africa to Asia and the Pacific
Soil:   Mix or Peat (Epiphytic or lithophytic plant)
Water:   Medium-Maximum
Sun:   Medium-Maximum
Height:  20-100 centimetres
Flower:   No
Propagate:   Spores/Cuttings
Names:   Rock Tassel Fern, Ulvefod, Fine Rock Wooly
Synonyms:  Lycopodium squarrosum, Johann Georg Adam Forster 1786. Plananthus squarrosus (G. Forst.) P. Beauv. 1805. Urostachys squarrosus (G. Forst.) Herter 1923. Phlegmariurus squarrosus, Á.Löve & D.Löve 1977.

This member of the Lycopodiaceae family was given this name by Vittore Benedetto Antonio Trevisan de Saint-Léon in 1874. It is found in north-eastern Queensland, Australia; Tropical Africa and Madagascar to Asia and the Pacific, growing in a rich peat, or as an epiphytic with some to lots of water and some to lots of sun.