Bruchia carolinae

Austin
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 6: 144. 1877,.
Synonyms: Bruchia ravenelii var. mollis Lesquereux & James
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 435. Mentioned on page 434.

Distal leaves long-subulate beyond an ovate or obovate base, 1–2.2 mm, leaf base strongly differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells short- to long-rectangular. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 0.1–0.4 mm. Capsule neck very short, flattened obovate. Spores pitted. Calyptra minutely papillose.


Phenology: Capsules mature late winter–spring.
Habitat: Soil
Elevation: generally low elevations

Distribution

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Fla., Ga., La., N.C., S.C., Tex.

Discussion

Bruchia carolinae is one of the smallest species of the genus, and the very short seta and papillose calyptra are diagnostic.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.