Novon 11: 55. 2001
Phenology: Capsules mature summer.
Habitat: Logs, stumps, base of trees, coniferous woods, boggy soil, soil and humus overlying rock
Elevation: low to moderate elevations (0-1400 m)
B.C., Alaska, Calif., Idaho, Oreg., Wash., n, w, c Europe, Asia (China), Pacific Islands (New Guinea).
Buckiella undulata is a large, distinctive species very common in the flora area from southern Alaska extending westward to Attu Island, south to northern California and inland to Idaho. Buckiella undulata is best recognized by its light green or whitish green color, large stems, often 15+ cm × 1–7 mm, strongly undulate, ovate to ovate-lanceolate large leaves, and large, inclined to pendulous, arcuate, cylindric, light to orange-brown capsule exserted on a long seta. Microscopically, the species is distinguished by laminal cells covered with granular, cuticular papillae, visible at 400× or greater magnification. Buckiella undulata was previously placed in the genus Plagiothecium in Plagiotheciaceae, but the cells of all species in that genus have completely smooth laminal cells.
|Author||Robert R. Ireland Jr. +|
|Authority||(Hedwig) Ireland +|
|Basionyms||Hypnum undulatum +|
|Distribution||B.C. +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Oreg. +, Wash. +, N +, W +, C Europe +, Asia (China) + and Pacific Islands (New Guinea). +|
|Elevation||low to moderate elevations (0-1400 m) +|
|Habitat||Logs, stumps, base of trees, coniferous woods, boggy soil, soil and humus overlying rock +|
|Illustrator||Patricia M. Eckel +|
|Phenology||Capsules mature summer. +|
|Publication title||Novon +|
|Publication year||2001 +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V28/V28 803.xml +|
|Special status||Selected by author to be illustrated +|
|Synonyms||Neckeropsis undulata +, Plagiothecium undulatum +, P. undulatum var. myurum +, P. undulatum subsp. subneckeroideum + and Stereodon undulatus +|
|Taxon family||Hypnaceae +|
|Taxon name||Buckiella undulata +|
|Taxon parent||Buckiella +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 28 +|