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The spores of Lycopodium clavatum (family Lycopodiaceae) and other species of L.; a yellow, tasteless, and odorless powder; was used as a dusting powder and in pharmacy to prevent the agglutination of pills in a box.
[G. lykos, wolf, + pous, foot]


A homeopathic remedy formulated from Lycopodium clavatum used to treat GI complaints (e.g., bloating, constipation, nausea and vomiting), as well as chronic fatigue syndrome, flu-related fatigue, hair loss, haemorrhoids, kidney stones, nervous headaches, prostatitis, psoriasis, and increased libido accompanied by decreased performance.


(lī″kŏ-pōd′ē-ŭm) [Gr. lykos, wolf + podo- + -ium]
A yellow powder formed from spores of Lycopodium clavatum, a club moss.
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Lycopods dominated the wetlands because they could endure the nutrient-poor, harsh environment better than most other plants.
As DiMichele and Phillips tracked the kinds of trees that grew in the ancient swamps, they found that the same general types of lycopods controlled the swamplands for 9 million years -- an incredibly long period compared with the fleeting existence of modern ecosystems.
It was as if some sort of fabric connected the different lycopods, keeping the community together even during times of upheaval, DiMichele says.
Gametophytes of some lycopods produce gemmae that allow indefinite asexual reproduction of gametophytes (Treub, 1886a) and, in some cases, young sporophytes morphologically resemble their associated gametophyte (Fig.
Most lycopods have non-photosynthetic gametophytes that are associated with an endophytic fungus.
The lycopod leaf is considered by others to represent an enation, that is, a leaf arising de novo from a naked axis, and secondarily developing a single vein.
The apical biflagellation of bryophytes and most lycopods is perhaps traceable to a similar pattern in green algae (Bold & Wynne, 1985; Gifford & Foster, 1989; Van den Hoek et al.
lycopods, certain terns) retain a similar pattern of parenchymatous growth (cf.