Author: Jan Scholten
Name: Lycopodiophyta; Lycophyta; Lycophytes.
English: Clubmosses; Lycopods; Fern allies.
Botany: vascular plant; ± 410 million years old; reproduce by shedding spores; bear a protostele; having microphylls, leaves that have only a single vein.
Culture: the remains of Lycopodiidae account for our major coal deposits.
Lycopodiales is an Order in the Phylum Pteridophyta or classified as a Phylum at the beginning of the tracheophyta.
In the Plant theory Lycopodiales is the only Order in the Class Lycopodiidae. Lycopodiidae is placed in the Carbon series of the Pteridophyta.