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Alpine Clubmoss - Lycopodium alpinum
Other Names:  Diphasiastrum alpinum

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 9

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
15 collections at MONTU from western Montana.
 
General Description
Stems prostrate, just below ground. Shoots clustered, 3–8 cm; branches 4-angled, winged. Leaves 2–3 mm long, 4-ranked, overlapping, margins turned under, dorsal and ventral shorter than lateral pair; alternate pairs decurrent. Strobili 5–20 mm long, solitary, sessile. Sporophylls 2–4 mm long, lanceolate with wavy margins (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In MT known only from Lincoln, Flathead and Glacier counties; AK to WA and MT, Greenland to QC, Europe, Japan (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 14

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Habitat
Moist tundra in the alpine and subalpine zones.

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