E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Dendrolycopodium dendroideum
Lycopodiaceae (Club-moss family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Distribution of Dendrolycopodium dendroideum
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Species Information

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Evergreen perennial; stems horizontal, underground; upright branches branched again in tree-like fashion.
Needle-like, 1-4 mm long, spreading.
1-5 cm long, unstalked at the end of upright shoots.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Dry to moist forests, bog edges, rocky or sandy places in the lowland to montane zones; frequent on N coast and in C BC, infrequent elsewhere; amphiberingian, N to AK, YT and NT, E to NF and S to MA. NH, PA, NC, TN, MO, SD, WY, ID and WA; E Asia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Dendrolycopodium dendroideum

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 5 653 2292
Slope Gradient (%) 0 12 75
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0 313 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 3 7
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: AT(1), BAFA(2), BWBS(19), CWH(44), ESSF(13), ICH(137), SBS(124), SWB(3)

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Lycopodium dendroideum Michx.

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