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(Science: botany) a genus of mosslike plants, the type of the order Lycopodiaceae; club moss. Lycopodium powder, a fine powder or dust composed of the spores of lycopodium, and other plants of the order Lycopodiaceae. It is highly inflammable, and is sometimes used in the manufacture of fireworks, and the artificial representation of lightning.

Origin: NL, from gr. Wolf _, a foot.

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Sporophytes of Mosses and Ferns

... plant you see. In true ferns(Polypodiatae) both the sporophyte and the gametophyte carry out photosynthesis. However, in other pteridophytes, like Lycopodium or Selaginella the gametophyte is no longer green...

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by MrMistery
Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Sporophytes of Mosses and Ferns
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