Lycopodium spores

   1. The spores of a club moss, with individual structures about 0.03mm in diameter. Easily transported by and almost indestructible in cave water, the spores can be dyed a variety of colors, and offer a valuable water-tracing technique. Preparation and collection of the spores is very tedious, and the method lacks the convenience of using simple dyes [9].
   2. Spores of Lycopodium clavatum, which can be used in natural or dyed color as a label in studying ground-water movement in karst areas [10]. lysimeter. A device for measuring percolation and leaching losses from a column of soil under controlled conditions [22].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • lycopodium — The spores of L. clavatum (family Lycopodiaceae) and other species of L.; a yellow, tasteless, and odorless powder; was used as a dusting powder and in pharmacy to prevent the agglutination of pills in a box. SYN: club moss, vegetable sulfur. [G …   Medical dictionary

  • lycopodium — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek lykos wolf + podion, diminutive of pod , pous foot more at foot Date: circa 1706 1. any of a large genus (Lycopodium) of erect or creeping club mosses with reduced or scalelike evergreen leaves 2. a fine… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • lycopodium — [lī΄kō pō′dē əm] n. 〚ModL < Gr lykos, WOLF + PODIUM〛 1. any of a genus (Lycopodium) of usually creeping, often evergreen, lycopods, very popular as Christmas decorations 2. the flammable yellow pow …   Universalium

  • Lycopodium — Ly co*po di*um, n. [NL., from Gr. ? wolf + ?, ?, a foot.] (Bot.) A genus of mosslike plants, the type of the order {Lycopodiace[ae]}; club moss. [1913 Webster] {Lycopodium powder}, a fine powder or dust composed of the spores of {Lycopodium}, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lycopodium powder — Lycopodium Ly co*po di*um, n. [NL., from Gr. ? wolf + ?, ?, a foot.] (Bot.) A genus of mosslike plants, the type of the order {Lycopodiace[ae]}; club moss. [1913 Webster] {Lycopodium powder}, a fine powder or dust composed of the spores of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Lycopodium — Taxobox name = Lycopodium image width = 240px image caption = Lycopodium annotinum regnum = Plantae divisio = Lycopodiophyta classis = Lycopodiopsida ordo = Lycopodiales familia = Lycopodiaceae genus = Lycopodium Lycopodium is a genus of… …   Wikipedia

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