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(English) Club mosses. A phylum under the kingdom Plantae. They resemble mosses but are unrelated. The term Lycophyta is a contraction of the earlier name Lycopodophyta. They have small, glossy leaves spirally arranged around the stem. Sporangia usually in cones. Alternation of generations, sporophyte dominant.

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