Bryocrumia vivicolor

(Brotherus & Dixon) W. R. Buck

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

Basionyms: 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


Facts about "Bryocrumia vivicolor"
AuthorWilliam R. Buck +
Authority(Brotherus & Dixon) W. R. Buck +
BasionymsTaxithelium vivicolor +
DistributionN.C. +, S.C. +, Asia (China +, India +, Sri Lanka) +, Africa (Kenya +, Uganda + and Zaire). +
Elevationmoderate elevations (400-500 m) +
HabitatMoist, shaded rock in cool ravines +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
PhenologyCapsule maturity unknown. +
Publication titleMem. New York Bot. Gard. +
Publication year1987 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V28/V28 801.xml +
Special statusIllustrated +
SynonymsBryocrumia andersonii +, Glossadelphus andersonii +, G. vivicolor + and Taxiphyllum andersonii +
Taxon familyHypnaceae +
Taxon nameBryocrumia vivicolor +
Taxon parentBryocrumia +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 28 +