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Cassiope lycopodioides 6

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Cassiopoideae
Genus: Cassiope
Species: Cassiope lycopodioides
Subspecies: C. l. subsp. cristapilosa – C. l. subsp. lycopodioides

Cassiope lycopodioides (Pall.) D.Don, 1834

Don, D., 1834. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. Edinburgh 17:158.


Hassler, M. 2020. Cassiope lycopodioides. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Apr 21. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Cassiope lycopodioides in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Apr 21. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Cassiope lycopodioides. Published online. Accessed: Apr 21 2020. 2020. Cassiope lycopodioides. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Apr 21.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Cassiope lycopodioides in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
日本語: イワヒゲ

Cassiope lycopodioides, Haida Gwaii mountain-heather or clubmoss mountain heather, is a plant species native to North America.


It is found in southern Alaska, British Columbia, and the US State of Washington.

It is found on rocky slopes in arctic and alpine tundra at elevations up to 2000 m.[3] In Washington, it is reported only from King County.[4] The specific epithet "lycopodioides" refers to the plant's superficial resemblance to some species of clubmoss (Lycopodium sensu lato).

Cassiope lycopodioides subsp. cristapilosa, known only from the Haida Gwaii (formerly called the Queen Charlotte Islands), is recognized as a distinct taxon by some authorities[2][5] but not others.[3]

Cassiope lycopodioides is a perennial herb forming mats lying close to the ground. Leaves are narrow, up to 3 mm long, closely pressed against the stem. Flowers are white, bell-shaped, up to 20 mm across.[3][6][7][8][9][10]

The Plant List
Flora of North America v 8 p 448
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Plants Profile
Calder, James Alexander & Taylor, Roy Lewis. 1965. Canadian Journal of Botany 43(11): 1397–1398.
Boivin, Joseph Robert Bernard. 1966. Le Naturaliste Canadien 93(4): 433.
Don, David. 1834. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 17(33): 158.
Pallas, Pyotr Simon von. 1788. Flora Rossica 1(2): 55, pl. 73, f. 1.
Welsh, S. L. 1974. Anderson's Flora of Alaska and Adjacent Parts of Canada i–xvi, 1–724. Brigham Young University Press, Provo.
Scoggan, H. J. 1979. Dicotyledoneae (Loasaceae to Compositae). Part 4. 1117–1711 pp. In Flora of Canada. National Museums of Canada, Ottawa.

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