Dicranella pacifica

W. B. Schofield

Bryologist 73: 703. 1970,

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 390. Mentioned on page 387.
Plants 2.5–4 cm, yellowish, brownish, or dark green. Leaves erect-spreading and flexuose-crisped when dry, 2.5–4 mm, gradually narrowed from an ovate base to a long, slender, subtubulose subula; margins distinctly recurved below, erect or incurved above, serrulate at or near the slender apex; costa percurrent, filling most of the subula; distal cells subquadrate, 1–2:1 (ca. 17 × 10 µm), 2-stratose at the margins. Sexual condition dioicous. Seta red, 5–8 mm. Capsule inclined to horizontal, 0.8 mm, obovoid-oblong, curved, not strumose, smooth; annulus none; operculum-conic; peristome teeth ca. 425 µm, divided 1/2 length distally. Spores 15–17 µm, smooth.

Phenology: Capsules mature fall and winter.
Habitat: Wet, silty soil of roadside ditch banks and soil of cliff crevices
Elevation: low to medium elevations


Distinctive features of Dicranella pacifica include slender, flexuose-crisped, subtubulose leaves with margins recurved below but 2-stratose and incurved above, high-conic opercula, and annulus absent.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


Facts about "Dicranella pacifica"
AuthorHoward A. Crum† +
AuthorityW. B. Schofield +
BasionymsAongstroemia sect. Dicranella +
DistributionB.C. +, Calif. + and Wash. +
Elevationlow to medium elevations +
HabitatWet, silty soil of roadside ditch banks and soil of cliff crevices +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
PhenologyCapsules mature fall and winter. +
Publication titleBryologist +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V27/V27 552.xml +
SynonymsAnisothecium +, Dicranella subg. Anisothecium +, Dicranella subg. Microdus + and Microdus +
Taxon familyDicranaceae +
Taxon nameDicranella pacifica +
Taxon parentDicranella +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 27 +