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Huperzia mannii

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Subdivisio: Lycopodiophyta
Classis: Lycopodiopsida
Order: Lycopodiales
Familia: Lycopodiaceae
Genus: Huperzia
Species: Huperzia mannii


Huperzia mannii, (Hbd.) Kartesz & Gandhi


USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database, 6 March 2006 (http://plants.usda.gov). Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Vernacular names
English: Mann's clubmoss

Huperzia mannii is a species of lycopod plant known by the common names Mann's clubmoss and wawae`iole. It is endemic to Hawaii, where there are only six populations remaining.[1] It is a federally listed endangered species of the United States.

This plant is an epiphyte which grows upon other plants, especially koa (Acacia koa), 'olapa (Cheirodendron trigynum), and kawa'u (Ilex anomala).[2] It has a hanging, branching, reddish stem no more than 10 centimeters long. Each branch has three longitudinal rows of toothlike leaves. When reproducing the plant produces a branching fruiting spike which may be up to 20 centimeters long.[2]

Today the plant is known from just a few occurrences on the islands of Maui and Hawaii. It is historically known from Kauai, but it may be extirpated there.[1] Threats to its existence include damage to the habitat by feral pigs, cattle, and introduced plant species, and the fact that there are few individuals remaining.[1][2]


^ a b c Huperzia mannii. The Nature Conservancy.
^ a b c Huperzia mannii. Hawaii's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy.

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