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  1. club moss, club-moss, lycopodnoun

    primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles


  1. club-moss

    Lycopodiopsida is a class of vascular plants known as lycopods, lycophytes or other terms including the component lyco-. Members of the class are also called clubmosses, firmosses, spikemosses and quillworts. They have dichotomously branching stems bearing simple leaves called microphylls and reproduce by means of spores borne in sporangia on the sides of the stems at the bases of the leaves. Although living species are small, during the Carboniferous, extinct tree-like forms formed huge forests that dominated the landscape and contributed to coal deposits. The nomenclature and classification of plants with microphylls varies substantially among authors. A consensus classification for extant (living) species was produced in 2016 by the Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group (PPG I), which places them all in the class Lycopodiopsida, which includes the classes Isoetopsida and Selaginellopsida used in other systems. (See Table 2.) Alternative classification systems have used ranks from division (phylum) to subclass. In the PPG I system, the class is divided into three orders, Lycopodiales, Isoetales and Selaginellales.


  1. club-moss

    Club-moss refers to certain plants of the family Lycopodiaceae, specifically within the Lycopodium and related genera. These are evergreen, perennial, spore-producing plants characterized by their creeping, branching stems covered in scale-like leaves. The term "club" refers to their spore-producing cones or strobili which often resemble small clubs. Despite their common name, these vascular plants are not true mosses. Club-mosses are typically found in forests, mountains, and wetlands across many parts of the world.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of club-moss in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of club-moss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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