Andreaea mutabilis

Hooker f. & Wilson

London J. Bot. 3: 536. 1844,

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 104. Mentioned on page 103.
Plants reddish to black. Leaves erect-spreading, straight or sometimes secund, lanceolate, widest proximally, apex symmetric; costa absent; leaf margins entire; basal laminal cells rectangular to long-rectangular, marginal cells quadrate, walls little pitted; medial laminal cells rounded-quadrate to ovate, 1-stratose entirely or sometimes 2-stratose in patches distally, lumens rounded; laminal papillae rare, low. Sexual condition cladautoicous; perichaetial leaves differentiated, convolute-sheathing. Spores 12–20(–30) µm.

Habitat: Acidic rock faces, occasionally thin soil
Elevation: moderate elevations


B.C., South America (Argentina, Ecuador), nw Europe, Asia (e China), Atlantic Islands (Kerguelen Island), Pacific Islands (including New Zealand), Australia.


Selected References


Lower Taxa


Facts about "Andreaea mutabilis"
AuthorRichard H. Zander +
AuthorityHooker f. & Wilson +
DistributionB.C. +, South America (Argentina +, Ecuador) +, nw Europe +, Asia (e China) +, Atlantic Islands (Kerguelen Island) +, Pacific Islands (including New Zealand) + and Australia. +
Elevationmoderate elevations +
HabitatAcidic rock faces, occasionally thin soil +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Publication titleLondon J. Bot. +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V27/V27 112.xml +
Taxon familyAndreaeaceae +
Taxon nameAndreaea mutabilis +
Taxon parentAndreaea +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 27 +