Tests have shown that injection with a traditional Chinese medicine prepared from Lycopodiella cernua is effective against experimental silicosis, not only as a . Lycopodiella cernua. Photo: Petra Ballings Vumba, Cloudlands. Lycopodiella cernua. Photo: Bart Wursten Vumba Botanic Garden, upper rd. Description. Main stem creeping on the ground for most of its length, rooting at points of contact with the ground; secondary stems erect, much-branched;.

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In tropical America and Asia it also has several applications in traditional medicine.

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Also used in photo flashes and in fireworks. Coastal to montane on clay banks, in gumland, on consolidated sand dunes, kauri clay podzols, road side banks, in thermal scrub and around active fumaroles and craters.

A revised flora of Malaya. On germination, the spore gives rise to a fleshy gametophyte that bears male and female sex organs. It does not possess distinct fronds but instead, small leaves known as microphylls, each mm long and with a single vein. The association between the different organisms in a lichen is so close that lichens are routinely referred to as a single organism, and scientists classify lichens using the name of the fungal component.

In contrast to the vascular plants, the gametophyte haploid generation of bryophytes constitutes the larger plant form, while the small sporophyte diploid generation grows on or within the gametophyte and depends upon it for nutrition. NatureServe does not typically rank hybrid species. Also Australia, Pacific Islands and throughout the tropics and subtropics. Natural Product Reports 21 6: Lycopodiella cernua Lycopodiella cernua – “Musgo do mato The fungal component of a lichen absorbs water and nutrients from the surroundings and provides a suitable environment for the alga or cyanobacterium.


It is apparently fire resistant.

BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Citation in news articles. Plants that perform their entire lifecycle within a single growing season.

A blown cloud of spores burned rapidly and brightly, but with little heat.

Lycopodiella cernua Lycopodiella cernua L. SX – Apparently extirpated from the state. The Chinese use it to treat rheumatism, hepatitis and dysentery.

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Proper vouchers display all the necessary attributes for complete identification of the plant, and are to be accompanied by accurate locality, habitat, collection time, and collector data. This numeric rank provides the relative rarity for each species based on a scale from 1 very rare to 5 common. In South-East Asia a decoction of the whole plant is used externally as a lotion to treat beri-beri, cerbua and asthma, and in embrocations to treat skin eruptions and abscesses.

Lycopodiella cernua can be propagated by layering of growing tips. These ranks carry no legal status. For more information, contact: A plant that is typically vegetative its first year and blooms the following season.

lycopoiella Sporophylls imbricate, ovate, acuminate, pale yellow; margins ciliate. These are arranged spirally along the much-branched erect and creeping stems. Email us at dbsthh nus.


These plants live for three or more seasons. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 50 3: Cultivated occurrences are not mapped. Department of Environmental Protection. There are citation in web searches related to Lycopodiella cernua L. Richard, in Dumont d’Urville, Voy. Click on “show more” to view them. For an account of the life history of a fern, see Pyrrosia piloselloides. Related People Wee Yeow Chin.

Lycopodium cernuum Linnaeus, var. A large group of seedless green plants including the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. The mutualistic symbiotic association of a fungus with an alga or a cyanobacterium, or both. American Heritage Science Dictionary. Each species’ global rank is determined by NatureServe. Paul Lechevalier, Paris, France.

In Indonesia and Colombia it is used to stuff cushions. Bryophytes lack the specialized tissues xylem and phloem that circulate water and dissolved nutrients in the vascular plants. Lycopodium trianae Hieronymus Flora of Australia A traditional Chinese medicine is prepared from Lycopodiella cernua plants by ultrafiltration.

Ferns of the tropics.

Lycopodiella cernua – Wikipedia

In Gabon the leaves are used to filter palm wine. There are 11 news article citations related to Lycopodiella cernua L. Any species which is likely to cwrnua an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.