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Lycopodium vs. Selaginella

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Lycopodiumnoun

club moss

Selaginellanoun

Any of a group of ferny plants of the genus Selaginella, spike moss.

Lycopodiumnoun

A genus of mosslike plants, the type of the order Lycopodiaceæ; club moss.

Selaginellanoun

A genus of cryptogamous plants resembling Lycopodia, but producing two kinds of spores; also, any plant of this genus. Many species are cultivated in conservatories.

Lycopodiumnoun

type and sole genus of the Lycopodiaceae; erect or creeping evergreen plants often used for Christmas decorations

Selaginellanoun

type and sole genus of the Selaginellaceae; evergreen mosslike plants: spike moss and little club moss

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Lycopodium

Lycopodium (from Greek lykos, wolf and podion, diminutive of pous, foot) is a genus of clubmosses, also known as ground pines or creeping cedars, in the family Lycopodiaceae. Two very different circumscriptions of the genus are in use.

Selaginella

Selaginella is the sole genus of vascular plants in the family Selaginellaceae, the spikemosses or lesser clubmosses. This family is distinguished from Lycopodiaceae (the clubmosses) by having scale-leaves bearing a ligule and by having spores of two types.

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