Huperzia chinensis

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Taxonavigation: Lycopodiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Lycopodiophyta
Classis: Lycopodiopsida
Subclassis: Lycopodiidae
Ordo: Lycopodiales

Familia: Lycopodiaceae
Subfamilia: Huperzioideae
Genus: Huperzia
Species: Huperzia chinensis



Huperzia chinensis (Christ) Ching, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 3(3): 304 (1981).


  • Basionym
    • Lycopodium chinense Christ ex Baroni & Christ, Nuov. Giorn. Bot. Ital. n. s. 4 (1): 1011, t. 3, f. 4 (1897).
  • Homotypic
    • Urostachys chinense (Christ) Herter ex Nessel, Bärlappgewächse 27, Abb. 4, f. 2 (1939).
    • Lycopodium selago var. chinense (Christ) Ohwi, Fl. Jap. Pterid. 24 (1965). nom. illeg., non Lycopodium selago subsp. chinense (Christ) Hultén
    • Lycopodium selago subsp. chinense (Christ) Hulten
    • Huperzia selago subsp. chinensis (Christ) A.Löve & D.Löve
  • Heterotypic
    • Huperzia takingensis Ching, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 3(3): 300 (1981).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: China
      • China South-Central (Hubei, Sichuan), China North-Central (Shaanxi)
  • Note: Given by Hassler & Schmitt 2019 also from China (Hubei), Siberia (E-Siberia), Japan, Russian Far East (Amur, Ussuri), ?Vietnam; according to Flora of China the Russian and Japanese records belong to Huperzia miyoshiana
Source(s) of checklist: 
Flora of China 2/3: 14–15

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Vernacular names

English: Chinese clubmoss
中文: 中华石杉