lycopod


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lycopod

(ˈlaɪkəˌpɒd)
n
(Plants) another name for a club moss, esp one of the genus Lycopodium

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lycopod - primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobileslycopod - 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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This phase, at the transition of Griesbachian and Dienerian, is a time of major change with continuous decrease in Gymnosperm abundance while the lycopod abundance increases.
The forests in Svalbard were formed mainly of lycopod trees, better known for growing millions of years later in coal swamps that eventually turned into coal deposits.
The Carboniferous fossil lycopod Ulodendron landsburgii (Kidston) comb.
The droplets, or blebs, date to the Carboniferous period, when swampy forests of ferns and giant lycopod trees dominated the Earth.
Plants such as this one from the lycopod family existed as far back as 400 million years ago, according to fossil records.
Like conquerors splitting up a vanquished land, various lycopod species divided the swampland among themselves.
The lycopod leaf is considered by others to represent an enation, that is, a leaf arising de novo from a naked axis, and secondarily developing a single vein.
Ferns and lycopods - a potential treasury of anticancer agents but also a carcinogenic hazard.
In biyophytes and lycopods, on the contrary, a parietal tapetum is omnipresent (Pacini et al.