Anomobryum julaceum

(Schrader ex P. Gaertner

Syn. Musc. Eur., 382. 1860

Selected by author to be illustrated
Synonyms: Pohlia filiformis (Dickson) Andrews
Basionyms: Bryum julaceum Schrader ex P. Gaertner
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 121. Mentioned on page 120, 122, 125.
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Stems strongly julaceous. Leaves loosely imbricate when dry, strongly concave, 0.6–1.2 mm; costa ending mid leaf or 2/3 leaf length, rarely percurrent; distal laminal cells elongate-vermicular, 60–100 µm, 8–10:1, walls sinuate. Specialized asexual reproduction absent. Seta 2–3 cm. Capsule inclined to nodding, brown or red-brown, ovate-pyriform, 1–2 mm; peristome double; endostome basal membrane high, segments broadly perforated, cilia 1–3, appendiculate to nodose. Spores 8–13 µm.

Phenology: Capsules mature Jun–Sep.
Habitat: Acidic seepy or damp soil, soil over rock, ledges
Elevation: low to high elevations (0-4000 m)

Distribution

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Greenland, Alta., B.C., N.W.T., Nunavut, Yukon, Alaska, Calif., Colo., Conn., Mich., Minn., N.Y., N.C., Pa., Wis., Mexico, Central America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, Subantarctic Islands.

Discussion

Anomobryum julaceum is a widespread boreal-temperate species; capsules are very rare. Material from southern California and Mexico has been referred to var. mexicanum Schimper, but this variety is not recognized here.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.