Huperzia

Near Sligachan ten days ago I found  some Huperzia selago (Fir Clubmoss) that looked to me like subsp. arctica. I sent a specimen to Mike Wilcox who confirms it – unless it is H. haleakalae (Pacific Clubmoss) which seems less likely (not definitely recorded in the British Isles) but needs to be checked for.

Huperzia selago subsp. arctica is thin and yellow compared with subsp. selago, the common taxon. A key is hereIt is known in the Outer Isles, one site in Orkney, East Inverness-shire and one site in Ireland.
Next time I shall take a photograph……

 

 

 

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