Acaulon schimperianum

(Sullivant) Sullivant in W. S. Sullivant and C. L. Lesquereux

in W. S. Sullivant and C. L. Lesquereux, Musc. Bor.-Amer., sched. 8. 1857,

Basionyms: Phascum schimperianum Sullivant in A. Gray, Manual ed. 2, 615. 1856
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 638.
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Illustrator: Patricia M. Eckel
Plants elliptic to globose, occasionally three-angled, 1–1.5 mm. Stem leaves awned, broadly channeled; laminal cells papillose abaxially. Seta as long as the diameter of the capsule. Spores spheric, 35-40 µm, papillose.

Phenology: Capsules mature winter.
Habitat: Soil, dry washes
Elevation: low to moderate elevations


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Ariz., Ill., Iowa, Kans., Tex., Mexico (Nuevo León).


Acaulon schimperianum is awned and the distal margins are more strongly dentate than those of the other species.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.