Thursday, January 10, 2008

Green Chains

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. Rosa Luxemburg

So not knowing is a blessing ?

Huperzia carinata is an ornamental and widespread species from the Clubmoss or Lycopodium family. The family itself is also ubiquituous, being found in temperate (even Nordic) as well as tropical areas, as a terrestrial or an epiphyte or lithophyte. The spores are hydrophobic (ie repels water) and hence spores of some species like Lycopodium clavatum have been harvested as protective dusting powder for some pills which absorb water. Another local terrestrial species Lycopodium cernuum, is commonly encountered in poor soils with Nepenthes as in the Kent Ridge area.

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