Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Literature for Lycopodium venustulum var. verticale
Palmer, 2003. Literature for Lycopodium venustulum
Palmer, 2003. Literature for Lycopodium venustulum var. venustulum
Palmer, 2003.
   Lycopodiaceae Bibliography
      Lycopodium venustulum
General Information
DistributionHawaiian Islands, Society Islands, Samoa, and Rapa.
Plants trailing on ground; horizontal stems creeping, unequally forked, resulting in creeping, horizontal stems and upright stems with branches arising at about 45° angle, with one form with strictly upright branches arising at acute angles from stem, forming a dense, columnar, tightly packed cluster with nearly straight, overlapping leaves.
Sterile leaves on upright stems linear, needlelike, 4-6.5 mm long, with hairlike tips, not overlapping; fertile leaves shorter and wider than sterile leaves, ovate-lanceolate, margins serrate to dentate, tips long, hairlike.
Strobili 3-6, 3-15 x 0.4-0.7 cm, on unequally 1- to 3-branched stalks, stalks 5-20 x 0.1-0.2 cm, leafless.
Latin venustus, lovely, beautiful, + ulus, a diminutive suffix.
Sally Eichhorn