Amblyodon dealbatus

(Hedwig) P. Beauvois in F. Cuvier

in F. Cuvier, Dict. Sci. Nat. 2: 23. 1804

Basionyms: Meesia dealbata Hedwig Sp. Musc. Frond., 174, plate 41, figs. 6 – 9. 1801
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 32. Mentioned on page 33.
Plants to 1(–2.5) cm. Stem leaves loosely erect to flexuose when dry, erect-spreading when moist, 2–4 mm; base not decurrent; margins entire or subentire; apex sharply acuminate-acute; costa wide, ending well before apex; laminal cells pellucid. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 1.2–4 cm. Capsule 2–3 mm. Spores 30–40 µm.

Habitat: Rotting wood, organic soil, rich fens scattered across boreal zone
Elevation: low to high elevations


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Alta., B.C., Man., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.W.T., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Yukon, Alaska, Colo., Mich., Minn., Mont., Wis., Wyo., Europe, Asia.


Amblyodon dealbatus is distinguished from species of Meesia by its lax, thin-walled laminal cells.

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Lower Taxa


Facts about "Amblyodon dealbatus"
AuthorDale H. Vitt +
Authority(Hedwig) P. Beauvois in F. Cuvier +
BasionymsMeesia dealbata +
DistributionAlta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.W.T. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, Que. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Colo. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mont. +, Wis. +, Wyo. +, Europe + and Asia. +
Elevationlow to high elevations +
HabitatRotting wood, organic soil, rich fens scattered across boreal zone +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Publication titlein F. Cuvier, Dict. Sci. Nat. +
Publication year1804 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V28/V28 31.xml +
Special statusIllustrated +
Taxon familyMeesiaceae +
Taxon nameAmblyodon dealbatus +
Taxon parentAmblyodon +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 28 +