Lycopodium lagopus - (Laestad. ex Hartm.) Zinserl. ex Kuzen
One-cone Ground-pine
Other English Common Names: One-cone Clubmoss, Ptarmigan Clubmoss
Other Common Names: one-cone clubmoss
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Lycopodium lagopus (Laestad. ex Hartm.) Zinserl. ex Kuzen (TSN 507548)
French Common Names: lycopode patte-de-lapin
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.135246
Element Code: PPLYC011K0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Ferns and relatives
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Lycophyta Lycopodiopsida Lycopodiales Lycopodiaceae Lycopodium
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1999. A synonymized checklist and atlas with biological attributes for the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. First edition. In: Kartesz, J.T., and C.A. Meacham. Synthesis of the North American Flora, Version 1.0. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Concept Reference Code: B99KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Lycopodium lagopus
Taxonomic Comments: Lycopodium lagopus of Kartesz (1999) has also been treated as Lycopodium clavatum var. monostachyon, as in Kartesz (1994).
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Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 05Feb2016
Global Status Last Changed: 18Jul2002
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by inspection
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: N3N5
Nation: Canada
National Status: N5 (05Feb2016)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Alaska (SNR), Connecticut (SNR), Illinois (S1), Maine (SNR), Massachusetts (SNR), Michigan (SNR), Minnesota (SNR), Montana (S2), New Hampshire (SNR), New York (S4), Ohio (S1), Oregon (SNR), Pennsylvania (SNR), Vermont (SNR), Washington (SNR), West Virginia (S1), Wisconsin (SU)
Canada Alberta (SNR), British Columbia (S4), Labrador (S4S5), Manitoba (S3), New Brunswick (S4), Newfoundland Island (S2), Northwest Territories (SU), Nova Scotia (S4), Nunavut (S2), Ontario (S4?), Prince Edward Island (S2S3), Quebec (S4), Saskatchewan (S4S5), Yukon Territory (S4)

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U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AK, CT, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, VT, WA, WI, WV
Canada AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
MT Flathead (30029), Glacier (30035), Lincoln (30053)
OH Coshocton (39031), Geauga (39055), Jackson (39079), Knox (39083), Portage (39133)
WV Tucker (54093)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
04 Grand (04110004)+
05 Cheat (05020004)+, Mahoning (05030103)+, Mohican (05040002)+, Walhonding (05040003)+, Lower Scioto (05060002)+
09 St. Marys (09040001)+
17 Yaak (17010103)+, Middle Fork Flathead (17010207)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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General Description: Running Pine is a low evergreen perennial with densely leafy, branched, upright shoots that are 5-8 mm in diameter including the leaves, arising from sparsely leafy, rooted, horizontal stems at the surface. Upright shoots have 2-4 low, ascending vegetative branches and a taller, terminal branch that usually bears a single club-like cone. Appressed to ascending green leaves are crowded on the branches in longitudinal rows of six or more. The leaves are 3-5 mm long by 0.4-0.7 mm wide, with smooth margins and pointed tips ending with hairs. A solitary (rarely 2) terminal cone is borne on an unbranched peduncle , 3.5-12.5 cm long, with sparse appressed leaves. The cone is 20-55 mm long by 3-5 mm long, and is composed of tightly packed sporophylls that are 1.5-2.5 mm long and gradually taper to a a hair tip. Kidney shaped sporangia are borne within at the bases of the sporophylls.
Diagnostic Characteristics: LYCOPODIUM LAGOPUS is most closely related to LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM. Both species have branched upright shoots, hair tipped leaves in rows of 6 or more, and cones on peduncles distinct from leafy branches. The latter differs by having more lateral spreading branches rather than ascending ones, longer, more spreading leaves, and 2-5 cones borne on a loosely branched peduncle. A hand lens may be needed for positive identification.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 23Jun1998
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): MZB

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References
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  • Cody, W.J. and D.M. Britton. 1989. Ferns and Fern Allies of Canada. Publication 1829/E, Agriculture Canada, Research Branch, Ottawa. 430 pp.

  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 1993a. Flora of North America north of Mexico. Vol. 2. Pteridophytes and gymnosperms. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. xvi + 475 pp.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1999. A synonymized checklist and atlas with biological attributes for the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. First edition. In: Kartesz, J.T., and C.A. Meacham. Synthesis of the North American Flora, Version 1.0. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, N.C.

  • Meades, S.J. & Hay, S.G; Brouillet, L. 2000. Annotated Checklist of Vascular Plants of Newfoundland and Labrador. Memorial University Botanical Gardens, St John's NF. 237pp.

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