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Phlegmariurus goebelii

Family Name: Lycopodiaceae
Synonyms: Huperzia goebelli (Nessel) Houb
Common Name: Tassel Fern, Blue Lycopodium
Full Shade Semi-Shade Lots of Water Moderate Water Hanging Basket Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Foliage Shallow Media ferns and allies


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Ferns & Allies (Non-Seed Vascular Plants)


Native Distribution Borneo, Sumatra
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Exotic

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Epiphytic fern with stems growing 80-10cm, slender, pendulous. Fertile branches usually forked.
Foliage Leaves narrowly lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 0.6-1.6cm by 2.2cm, light green to light brown when mature, papery texture with an entire margin.
Reproductive Parts - non-flowering plant Strobilus 3-6.2cm by 0.1-0.2cm, terminal on branchlets, forked at least twice.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Shallow Media (8 -10cm)
Landscape Uses Hanging Basket, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green - Bluish Green

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Master ID 33948
Species ID 8364
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Species record last updated on: 17 September 2020.