Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Huperzia erubescens
Palmer, 2003.
   Lycopodiaceae Bibliography
      Huperzia erubescens
General Information
DistributionJapan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Hawaiian Islands.In the Hawaiian Islands, indigenous to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Lycopodiaceae - Huperzia erubescens

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HabitatWet, boggy, mossy, usually open areas
Elevation800-1645 m
Terrestrial, delicate, herbaceous, terrestrial; stems erect, decumbent at bases, narrow, 4-12 x 0.4-0.8 cm, smaller toward tips of stems, often 1- to 2-branched, usually pink to red, annual constrictions absent.
Leaves spreading to reflexed, narrowly lanceolate to sublinear, 2-4 x 0.7-1 mm, margins entire, tips acute.
Gemmae 2-3 x 2-3 mm.
Latin erubescens, reddening, blushing, in reference to the color of the stem of this species.
Nancy Khan