Diphasium scariosum

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Diphasium scariosum


Taxonavigation: Lycopodiales 

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

Familia: Lycopodiaceae
Subfamilia: Lycopodioideae
Genus: Diphasium
Species: Diphasium scariosum



Diphasium scariosum (G.Forst.) Rothm., Feddes Repert. Spec. Nov. 54: 65. 1944.


  • Basionym
    • Lycopodium scariosum G.Forst., Prodr.: 87. 1786.
  • Homotypic
    • Stachygynandrum scariosum (G.Forst.) P.Beauv., Prodr. Aethéogam. 113. 1805.
  • Heterotypic
    • Lycopodium decurrens R.Br., Prodr. 165. 1810.
      • Diphasium decurrens (R.Br.) Holub, Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 20: 78. 1985.
    • Lycopodium distans Colenso, Tr. New Zeal. Inst. 20, 236. 1888.
    • Lycopodium lessonianum A.Rich., Essai Fl. N. Z., 59. 1832.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Malesia
      • Borneo , Philippines, Sulawesi.
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Australia
      • Tasmania, Victoria.
    • Regional: New Zealand
      • Antipodean Islands (Antipodes Island, Auckland Island, Campbell Island), Chatham Islands, New Zealand North, New Zealand South (main island, Stewart island).

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