Bryocrumia vivicolor

(Brotherus & Dixon) W. R. Buck

Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 45: 522. 1987.

Basionym: Taxithelium vivicolor Brotherus & Dixon Rec. Bot. Surv. India 6: 86, plate 1, fig. 4. 1914
Synonyms: Bryocrumia andersonii (E. B. Bartram) L. E. Anderson Glossadelphus andersonii E. B. Bartram G. vivicolor (Brotherus & Dixon) Brotherus Taxiphyllum andersonii (E. B. Bartram) H. A. Crum
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 517.

Stems 1 cm, moderately complanate-foliate, branches usually simple, short, sometimes tapered to apex, somewhat remotely foliate; epidermal cells small, walls thick, in 2 or 3 rows, surrounding larger, thinner walled cells; axillary hair basal cell 1, distal cells 3. Leaves soft, 0.7–0.8 mm; alar cells few, region in 2–5 rows in extreme basal angles; laminal cells oblong-rhomboidal, 10–25 × 5 µm, walls often firm; apical cells shorter.

Phenology: Capsule maturity unknown.
Habitat: Moist, shaded rock in cool ravines
Elevation: moderate elevations (400-500 m)


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N.C., S.C., Asia (China, India, Sri Lanka), Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Zaire).


Bryocrumia vivicolor is distinguished by the slender habit, obtuse leaf apices, and wet rock substrate.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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N.C. +, S.C. +, Asia (China +, India +, Sri Lanka) +, Africa (Kenya +, Uganda +  and Zaire). +
moderate elevations (400-500 m) +
Moist, shaded rock in cool ravines +
Capsule maturity unknown. +
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