Checklist » Lycopodiaceae » Diphasiastrum alpinum × Diphasiastrum sitchense
Last updated 5/29/2019 by Ben Legler.
Diphasiastrum alpinum (L.) Holub × Diphasiastrum sitchense (Rupr.) Holub[FNA2, HC2]
hybrid clubmoss

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA2: "The hybrid Diphasiastrum alpinum X sitchense is very rare. It is known from Greenland, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Specimens of D . sitchense from Greenland, Newfoundland, and Washington cited by J. H. Wilce (1965) are actually this hybrid." These hybrids have been documented from a number of locations in the Cascade Mountains of Washington, as well as one location in the Olympic Mountains and one location in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon.

References:

» Wilce, J. H. 1965. Section Complanata of the genus Lycopodium. Beih. Nova Hedwigia 19: 1-233.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Lycopodium alpinum L. × Lycopodium sitchense Rupr.