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A yellow powder prepared from the spores of Lycopodium clavatum ; used as a desiccant and absorbent.



a genus of evergreen herbaceous plants of the family Lycopodiaceae. The numerous spikelets are apical and dense. They consist of an axis with spirally arranged sporophylls, on the upper side of which are the sporangia. The subulate leaves are on unflattened branches. There are approximately ten species, distributed primarily in the forest zone of the northern hemisphere. The spores are used by the pharmaceutical industry and in foundry work.

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As highlighted by the low similarity between the three forest stands (Jaccard's similarity index), species such as Macaranga barteri, Ludwigia octovalis, Lycopodium cernuum, Vigna gracilis, Persicaria decipiens, Alternanthera sessilis, Clausena anisata, Calamus deerratus, and Smilax anceps were only recorded in the lowest pressure stand.
Los trabajos de campo realizados, en el marco del Inventario Forestal Nacional y de la revision de la familia Lycopodiaceae en Uruguay, en el departamento de Durazno durante el mes de noviembre de 2015 permitieron localizar poblaciones de Lycopodium clavatum, y recientemente se encontraron otras poblaciones en el departamento de Maldonado, en la costa este del pais.
Briefly, Lycopodium spores (Duke Scientific, Palo Alto, CA) were sprinkled onto the paint film surface after coating, and the substrate was then placed on an inclined, heated drying stage (Fig.
Club mosses produce a group of structurally related secondary metabolites, the lycopodium alkaloids.
2008), which estimated that charcoal particles correspond to the concentration of Lycopodium clavatum spores (marker).
Lycopodium is an international engineering and project management consultancy, and KEMWorks is a USA based engineering firm specializing in Phosphate Project Development.
All but one of the three living Larix laricina noted by Swinehart (1994) have died, and the Cypripedium acaule noted by Lindsey in 1972 and Swinehart in 1993 were not observed, nor were the Lycopodium lucidulum and Lycopodium obscurum that Swinehart found in 1993.
Similarly, for treatment of urinary tract infections, the various plants or plant parts used included whole plants of Celosia argentea (along with roots of Cyperus difformis and stems of Curculigo orchioides), leaves of Desmodium laxiflorum, seeds of Hyptis suaveolens, whole plants of Lycopodium clavatum, roots of Melastoma malabathricum, and roots of Oxyspora paniculata.
Huperzine A (HupA), a cholinesterase inhibitor naturally derived from the Chinese herb Lycopodium serratum (or Huperzia serrata), has better penetration through the blood-brain barrier, higher oral bioavailability and longer duration of AChE inhibitory action than tacrine, donepezil, and rivastigmine.
Lycopodium clavatum 12X--A homeopathic remedy widely used as a remedy for digestive symptoms which include: dyspepsia due to fermentable food excessive hunger; desire for sweets; weak digestion and bulimia with bloating.