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 A wild plant I found on northern Madagascar.

Author: Vittore B. A. T. de Saint-Léon, 1874.
Family:  Lycopodiaceae
Habitat:   Andaman Islands, Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Islands, China, Comoros, Cook Islands, East Himalaya, Fiji, India, Japan, Java, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, Philippines, Queensland; Australia, Réunion, Samoa, Seychelles, Society Islands, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi + Sumatera; Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tubuai Islands, Vietnam
Soil:   Mix - Peat (Epiphytic / 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
, P. Beauv. 1805.
Urostachys squarrosus
, Herter 1923.
Phlegmariurus squarrosus, Á.Löve & D.Löve 1977.
Huperzia acutifolia,Holub.
Huperzia hookeri,
Lycopodium acutifolium,
Lycopodium hookeri,
Wall. ex Hook. & Grev.
Lycopodium ulicifolium,
Vent. ex Sw.
Phlegmariurus acutifolius,
A.R.Field & Testo.
Phlegmariurus squarrosus,
Á.Löve & D.Löve.
Phlegmariurus ulicifolius,

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.