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club moss

or club·moss (klŭb′môs′, -mŏs′)
n.
Any of various small evergreen vascular plants of the family Lycopodiaceae, having needle-like leaves and reproducing by spores.

[From the club-shaped strobili of some species.]
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club moss

n
(Plants) any mosslike tracheophyte plant of the phylum Lycopodophyta, having erect or creeping stems covered with tiny overlapping leaves
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club′ moss`


n.
1. any of various low, seedless, evergreen plants of the phylum Lycophyta, having a single vascular strand.
2. Also called lycopod. any club moss of the genus Lycopodium, bearing cones at the tips of erect branches, as the ground pine.
[1590–1600]
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club moss

(klŭb)
Any of various primitive plants that resemble mosses and reproduce by spores, but have tissues (known as vascular tissues) that conduct fluids. Club mosses live in moist environments, have evergreen needle-like leaves, and often resemble miniature conifers. They live in tropical and temperate regions, with many tropical species growing in trees as epiphytes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.club moss - primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobilesclub moss - primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles
fern ally - pteridophytes of other classes than Filicopsida
strobile, strobilus, cone - cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts
class Lycopodiate, class Lycopsida, Lycopodiate, Lycopsida - club mosses and related forms: includes Lycopodiales; Isoetales; Selaginellales; and extinct Lepidodendrales; sometimes considered a subdivision of Tracheophyta
Lycopodium lucidulum, shining clubmoss - a variety of club moss
alpine clubmoss, Lycopodium alpinum - a variety of club moss
fir clubmoss, little clubmoss, Lycopodium selago, mountain clubmoss - of northern Europe and America; resembling a miniature fir
Christmas green, ground pine - any of several club mosses having long creeping stems and erect branches
little club moss, spike moss, spikemoss - any of numerous fern allies of the genus Selaginella
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These habitats are home to extensive wildlife, much of which is rare and confined to the heathland habitat and acid mire, including curlew, marsh clubmoss and the brilliant emerald dragonfly.
Roedd cnwp-fwsogl y gors (Lycopodiella inundata; Marsh clubmoss) yn arfer tyfu yma ond mae ryw ugain mlynedd ers pan gafodd ei weld.
Yesilada, "Appraisal of anti-inflammatory potential of the clubmoss, Lycopodium clavatum L.," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
Mae'r cnwp-fwsogl bach (Selaginella selaginoides; lesser clubmoss) yn tyfu yma a hwn ydi'r unig un o'r cnwp-fwsoglau sy'n tyfu ym Mn.
The reason is a rare plant called stag's horn clubmoss (Lycopodium clavatum), found near Tregaron in a conservation survey ahead of tree felling.
Huperzia lucidula (Michx.) Trevis.: shining clubmoss. Rare (one site): in preserve on canyon boulder; not collected; C = 5.
23 specimens were collected during the third journey on the road Raseiniai-Palanga, including 17 flowering plants (Magnoliophyta), 2 ferns (Polypodiophyta), 1 clubmoss (Lycopodiophyta) and 3 bryophytes (Bryophyta).
cernua (Linnaeus) Pichi Sermolli--NODDING CLUBMOSS. Figure 5e, 5f.
Cullina warns, however, that cultivation of clubmoss is difficult; even the fungal microrrhizae they live with must survive transplant.
The site supports a range of rare and uncommon wildlife, including lesser skullcap, stag's-horn clubmoss and the velvet ant, which has not been recorded anywhere else in the county.
Only a knowledge of the geological past makes sense of why we have found marine fossils in the district, the shark-like fish that was found at Brockholes, the three-metre remnant of the giant clubmoss lepidodendron (which grew up to 30m high) at Appleton Quarry, Shepley.