Bruchia ravenelii

Wilson ex Sullivant in A. Gray
in A. Gray, Manual ed. 2, 617. 1856,.
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 435. Mentioned on page 434.

Distal leaves long-subulate beyond an elliptic, ovate or obovate base, 1.2–2.7 mm, leaf base usually strongly differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells short- to long-rectangular. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 0.2–0.5 mm. Capsule neck short, bluntly conic. Spores reticulate. Calyptra strongly papillose.


Phenology: Capsules mature winter.
Habitat: Moist, sandy soil
Elevation: mostly low but occasionally moderate elevations

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., N.C., Ohio, S.C., Tex.

Discussion

Bruchia ravenelii is one of the most commonly collected species of the genus. The short, conic capsule neck is distinctive.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.