Cinclidium latifolium


Bot. Not. 1877: 43. 1877.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 218. Mentioned on page 217.

Plants 3–6(–12) cm. Stems dark brown. Leaves green, yellowish green, or reddish brown, strongly reflexed to arcuate-recurved when moist forming bowl-like or cylindric pockets, orbicular, broadly obovate, or spatulate, 2–3 mm; base short-decurrent; margins recurved, 1-stratose; apex rounded or obtuse, apiculate or cuspidate, apiculus sharp, cusp lightly toothed; costa percurrent or excurrent; medial laminal cells elongate or short-elongate, (50–)60–90(–110) µm, in diagonal rows, not or weakly collenchymatous; marginal cells linear or short-linear, in 2–4 rows. Sexual condition dioicous. Seta red or reddish brown, 1.5–4 cm. Capsule yellowish green or light green, elliptic, 2–3 mm. Spores 25–50 µm.

Phenology: Capsules mature summer.
Habitat: Wet tundra soil in rich fens and marshes, often calcareous
Elevation: low to moderate elevations


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Greenland, B.C., Man., N.W.T., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Yukon, Alaska, Europe.


Its strongly reflexed to arcuate-recurved leaf margins make Cinclidium latifolium one of the most distinctive mosses in the northern region.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Terry T. McIntosh +  and Steven G. Newmaster +
Lindberg +
Greenland +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.W.T. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, Que. +, Yukon +, Alaska +  and Europe. +
low to moderate elevations +
Wet tundra soil in rich fens and marshes, often calcareous +
Capsules mature summer. +
Cinclidium latifolium +
Cinclidium +
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