in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam.234/235[I,3]: 1214. 1909
Phenology: Capsules mature Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Covering whole tree trunks, limbs, and branches, large rock surfaces
Elevation: low to moderate elevations (0-1000 m)
B.C., Alaska, Calif., Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Wash., Mexico (Baja California).
Dendroalsia abietina is an important component of the bryoflora of western North America. Its primary range extends from the Channel Islands and Los Angeles County northward throughout cismontane California, Oregon, and Washington, to Vancouver Island (Georgia Straits) and southwestern British Columbia mostly south of 50˚ north latitude. Southern and northern disjuncts occur on Cedros and Guadalupe islands off the western coast of Baja California, and on Baranof Island near Sitka, Alaska, respectively. Transmontane disjuncts have been reported in some perennially mesic microhabitats, such as cold air traps in Lava Beds National Monument, California, and in the cedar-hemlock-larch ecozone of northern Idaho, northwestern Montana, and southeastern British Columbia (the so-called interior wet zone, an area noted for many maritime disjuncts). Dendroalsia abietina is one of the most common epiphytes throughout its primary range. It is often the dominant epiphyte on Arbutus, Chrysolepis, Lithocarpus, and Quercus bark, covering the entire trunk and leaving little space for competition. Although in southern California D. abietina has been reported as common along the coast, throughout most of its range it usually grows away from the maritime spray zone and more abundantly away from the first coastal ridges inland (D. H. Norris and J. R. Shevock 2004). The species becomes extremely common in the Inner Coast Range and the oak woodlands of Sacramento Valley, southern Oregon, and Willamette Valley.
|Author||Clayton C. Newberry +|
|Authority||(Hooker) E. Britton in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl +|
|Basionyms||Neckera abietina +|
|Distribution||B.C. +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Oreg. +, Wash. + and Mexico (Baja California). +|
|Elevation||low to moderate elevations (0-1000 m) +|
|Habitat||Covering whole tree trunks, limbs, and branches, large rock surfaces +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Patricia M. Eckel +|
|Phenology||Capsules mature Mar–Jun. +|
|Publication title||in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. +|
|Publication year||1909 +|
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|Special status||Illustrated +|
|Taxon family||Cryphaeaceae +|
|Taxon name||Dendroalsia abietina +|
|Taxon parent||Dendroalsia +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 28 +|