Amblyodon dealbatus

(Hedwig) P. Beauvois in F. Cuvier

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

Selected by author to be illustrated
Basionyms: Meesia dealbata Hedwig
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 32. Mentioned on page 33.
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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.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.