Buxbaumia minakatae

S. Okamura

Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 25: 30, fig. 1. 1911,

Synonyms: Buxbaumia subcylindrica Grout
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 119.
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Seta 3–5 mm, straight to some-what arcuate. Capsule when mature narrowly ovoid to nearly cylindric, 3–5 mm, dull brown to rusty-brown, upper face not strongly differentiated from lower face, slightly oblique to seta or nearly erect. Spores 12–13 µm.

Phenology: Capsules mature late summer–fall.
Habitat: Soft decaying decorticated logs in deciduous to mixed forest
Elevation: low elevations (20-150 m)

Distribution

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Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., Mass., Mich., N.Y., N.C., Vt., Va., e Asia (Russian Far East).

Discussion

Buxbaumia piperi has occasionally been confused with this species, but the sporangium shape (narrowly ovate to cylindric) and the shorter, often arcuate seta separate B. minakatae; B. piperi has a longer, straight seta and ovate sporangium. A report of B. indusiata (A. J. Grout 1928–1940, vol. 1) was based on misidentifications of eastern North American material.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.