Checklist of lycophytes
that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 7 April 2017)


Below is a working checklist of Mount Desert Island’s lycophytes. Please send corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.





Family Genus Specific Epithet authority Sub-specific Epithet authority common name or hybrid formula Sources (full citations given after this table)
Huperziaceae Huperzia appressa (Desv.) A. & D. Löve     mountain firmoss Champlainer (TFV); Greene et al. (2005)
Huperziaceae Huperzia x protoporophila A. Haines     H. appressa x H. lucidula (Michx.) Trevisan Champlainer (AH); Haines (2003)
Isoëtaceae Isoëtes acadiensis Kott     Acadian quillwort Greene et al. (2005)
Isoëtaceae Isoëtes echinospora Durieu ssp. muricata (Durieu) A. & D. Löve spiny-spored quillwort Greene et al. (2005)
Isoëtaceae Isoëtes x harveyi A. A. Eat.     I. lacustris x I. tuckermanii Greene et al. (2005)
Isoëtaceae Isoëtes lacustris L.     lake quillwort Greene et al. (2005)
Isoëtaceae Isoëtes prototypus D. M. Britt.     prototype quillwort Greene et al. (2005)
Isoëtaceae Isoëtes tuckermanii A. Braun ex Engelm.     Tuckerman's quillwort Greene et al. (2005)
Lycopodiaceae Dendrolycopodium dendroideum (Michx.) A. Haines     prickly tree-clubmoss Champlainer (TFV); Greene et al. (2005)
Lycopodiaceae Dendrolycopodium obscurum (L.) A. Haines     flat-branched tree-clubmoss Champlainer (TFV); Haines (2003)
Lycopodiaceae Diphasiastrum digitatum (Dill ex A. Braun) Holub     southern ground-cedar Mittelhauser et al. (2010)
Lycopodiaceae Diphasiastrum tristachyum (Pursh) Holub     blue ground-cedar Greene et al. (2005)
Lycopodiaceae Lycopodiella x gilmanii A. Haines     L. appressa (Chapman) Cranfill x L. inundata Greene et al. (2005)
Lycopodiaceae Lycopodiella inundata (L.) Holub     northern bog clubmoss Greene et al. (2005)
Lycopodiaceae Lycopodium clavatum L.     common clubmoss Greene et al. (2005)
Lycopodiaceae Lycopodium lagopus (Laestad. ex Hartm.) G. Zinserling ex Kuzeneva-Prochorova     one-cone clubmoss Greene et al. (2005)
Lycopodiaceae Spinulum annotinum (L.) A. Haines     interrupted clubmoss Greene et al. (2005)
Selaginellaceae Selaginella rupestris (L.) Spring     ledge spikemoss Greene et al. (2005)


Sources:
   Champlainers:
      AH = Arthur Haines
      TFV = Thomas F. Vining
   Greene, Craig W., Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber. 2005. Vascular Flora of the Acadia National Park Region. Rhodora 107(930):117-185. [Note: Greene et al. included nine islands near Mount Desert Island in their “MDI unit”. Thus, it will be necessary for the Champlain Project to verify the presence of each of the above species on Mount Desert Island itself.]
   Haines, Arthur. 2003. The Families Huperziaceae and Lycopodiaceae of New England. V. F. Thomas Co.: Bowdoin, Maine
   Mittelhauser, Glen H., Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber. 2010. The Plants of Acadia National Park. ISBN 978-0-89101-120-0. [Note: Mittelhauser et al. included islands near Mount Desert Island in their “MDI” designation. Thus, it will be necessary for the Champlain Project to verify the presence of each of the above species on Mount Desert Island itself.]