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the web of life in southern Africa

Lycopodiophyta (lycophytes)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants)


Lycopodiaceae (clubmosses)

Three genera in southern Africa: Huperzia (5 species in southern Africa; sometimes placed in a separate family, the Huperziaceae), Lycopodiella (3 species) and Lycopodium (2 species).


Selaginellaceae (spikemosses)

Contains a single genus: Selaginella (8 species in southern Africa).


Isoetaceae (quillworts)

Contains a single genus: Isoetes (9 species in southern Africa).