Amphidium mougeotii

(Bruch & Schimper) Schimper

Coroll. Bryol. Eur., 40. 1856

Selected by author to be illustrated
Basionyms: Zygodon mougeotii Bruch & Schimper
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 40. Mentioned on page 39.
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Plants 2–5 cm. Stem leaves linear-lanceolate, 1.5–3 mm; margins plane, entire; basal laminal cells yellowish, walls thick; distal cells 5–9 µm, slightly obscured by papillae, papillae elliptic, small. Sexual condition dioicous; perichaetial leaves elongate, narrow, base subsheathing, apex long-pointed. Seta 2.2–3.5 mm. Capsule barely exserted, 1–1.5 mm; operculum rostrate, greater than diam. of capsule. Spores 9–12 µm.

Habitat: Seasonally wet crevices of neutral to acidic cliffs
Elevation: low to moderate elevations


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Greenland, B.C., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Yukon, Ala., Alaska, Calif., Colo., Conn., Ga., Idaho, Ky., Maine, Minn., Mont., N.H., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., S.Dak., Tenn., Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Europe, Asia.


Amphidium mougeotii has linear, entire leaves and small laminal cells (5–9 µm). The cuticular papillae are numerous and elliptic, and only slightly obscure the distal cells, whereas in A. lapponicum they are larger, warty, and more noticeable.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.