Anomobryum julaceum

(Schrader ex P. Gaertner

Syn. Musc. Eur., 382. 1860

Selected by author to be illustrated
Basionyms: Bryum julaceum Schrader ex P. Gaertner B. Meyer & Scherbius, Oekon. Fl. Wetterau 3(2): 97. 1802
Synonyms: Pohlia filiformis (Dickson) Andrews
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)


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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.


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



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.