Bruchia texana

Austin
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 5: 21. 1874,.
Synonyms: Bruchia curviseta Lesquereux & James
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 436. Mentioned on page 434.

Distal leaves short-subulate beyond an ovate, obovate, or broadly elliptic base, 0.9–2.1 mm, leaf base weakly to strongly differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells quadrate to short-rectangular. Sexual condition paroicous. Seta 0.7–2 mm. Capsule neck short, tapering, obovate. Spores reticulate. Calyptra smooth.


Phenology: Capsules mature spring.
Habitat: Most soil
Elevation: low to moderate elevations

Distribution

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Ala., Ga., Ill., Kans., La., Md., Miss., Mo., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tex., Va.

Discussion

The capsule of Bruchia texana is clearly exserted beyond the perichaetial leaves, which reach only the base of the capsule.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.