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  • n. Plural form of lycopodium.


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  • Poorer soils carry a dense vegetation of tree heathers, giant senecios Senecio erici-rosenii and S. adnivalis and the giant lobelias Lobelia bequaertii and L. wollastonii, floored with ferns, mosses and lycopodiums and festooned with bryophytes.

    Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

  • The cascades are most truly beautiful, gleaming white among the dark depths of foliage far away, and falling into deep limpid basins, festooned and overhung with the richest and greenest vegetation of this prolific climate, from the huge-leaved banana and shining breadfruit to the most feathery of ferns and lycopodiums.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • They were lowly shrubs of earth, here attaining gigantic size; lycopodiums, a hundred feet high; the huge sigillaria, found in our coal mines; tree ferns, as tall as our fir-trees in northern latitudes; lepidodendra, with cylindrical forked stems, terminated by long leaves, and bristling with rough hairs like those of the cactus.

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • Orchids, begonias, calceolarias, bomareas, four different species of fuchsias, and dozens of delicate ferns and lycopodiums.

    One River

  • The mountain slope had the aspect of a desert garden, with great cascades of Spanish moss, flowering stalks of puya and aloe, and cacti of many species growing alongside bunch grass, lycopodiums, and hardy orchids.

    One River

  • Subdued by the vegetation—the broad-leafed aroids and sprays of orchids, the ferns, epiphytic bromeliads, and hanging lycopodiums—the light fell in a golden hue, filling the lower layers of the forest with half-light and faint gray shadows.

    One River

  • Here were pictures that must be brought home from the frame-man, who had never pretended he would send them; there were ferns and lycopodiums in pots which must be brought home from the greenhouse; here were presents for other homes, which must not only be finished, but must be put up in paper and sent before night, so as to appear on other trees.

    The Brick Moon, and Other Stories

  • Polypodium tamariscinum, which clung tremblingly to the branches of the ohia, on the beautiful lygodium, which adorned the uncouth trunk of the breadfruit; on shining banana leaves and glossy trailing yams; on gigantic lianas, which, climbing to the tops of the largest trees, descended in vast festoons, passing from tree to tree, and interlacing the forest with a living network; and on lycopodiums of every kind, from those which wrapped the rocks in feathery green to others hardly distinguishable from ferns.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago


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