Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Type Information

Type collection for Lycopodium sargassifolium Liebm.
Catalog Number: US 474930
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Verified from the card file of type specimens
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): F. M. Liebmann
Year Collected: 1842
Locality: E of Monserrat, Mexico, Central America
  • Type collection: Liebmann, F. M. 1848. Overs. Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Forh. Medlemmers Arbeider. 1847 (3): 41.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Huperzia serrata var. longipetiolata

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Huperzia serrata var. longipetiolata

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Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Huperzia serrata

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Huperzia serrata

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

Reasons: Found on all major Hawaiian islands except Maui, but collected only once each on Molokai and Lanai. Also found in China, India, Southeast Asia, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan (Palmer, 2003).

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Wikipedia

Huperzia serrata

Huperzia serrata (TCM = Qian Ceng Ta/Jin Bu Huan) is a plant known as a firmoss which contains the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor huperzine A.[1] It is widely distributed over-the-counter as a nootropic and dietary supplement.[citation needed]

This species is native to India and southeast Asia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Xing Zu Zhu, Xiao-Yu Li, Jin Li.,"Recent pharmacological studies on natural products in China".,European Journal of Pharmacology 500 (2004) 221 – 23
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