Gemmabryum klinggraeffii

(Schimper) J. R. Spence & H. P. Ramsay

Phytologia 87: 67. 2005.

Basionym: Bryum klinggraeffii Schimper in H. E. M. von Klinggräff, Höh. Crypt. Preuss., 81. 1858
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 138. Mentioned on page 137.

Plants small, green to yellow-green. Stems 0.4–2(–3) cm; rhizoids pale tan to brown. Leaves loosely set, ovate-lanceolate, weakly concave, 0.4–1.5(–2) mm; base not decurrent; margins plane to weakly revolute proximally, serrulate distally, limbidium absent; apex acute to acuminate; costa short-excurrent, awn slender; alar cells similar to adjacent juxtacostal cells; proximal laminal cells gradually short-rectangular, (1–)2:1; medial and distal cells 40–60 × 10–14(–16) µm, 3–4:1. Specialized asexual reproduction by rhizoidal tubers, on long rhizoids in soil, red to crimson, irregularly spheric, 60–100(–120) µm, cells 20–30 µm, distinctly protuberant. Sexual condition dioicous. [Capsule inclined or nutant, 2–4 mm].

Habitat: Damp disturbed soil in fields, agricultural settings
Elevation: low to moderate elevations (0-800 m)


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Ont., Que., Calif., Colo., Conn., Ill., Mo., N.Y., s South America (Argentina), w Europe, Asia (China, India, Japan), Atlantic Islands (Iceland), Pacific Islands (New Zealand), Australia.


Gemmabryum klinggraeffii is distinguished by the relatively small, spheric, red to crimson tubers with distinctly protuberant cells and pale rhizoids. This species is probably introduced in the flora area.

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John R. Spence +
(Schimper) J. R. Spence & H. P. Ramsay +
Bryum klinggraeffii +
Ont. +, Que. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Conn. +, Ill. +, Mo. +, N.Y. +, s South America (Argentina) +, w Europe +, Asia (China +, India +, Japan) +, Atlantic Islands (Iceland) +, Pacific Islands (New Zealand) +  and Australia. +
low to moderate elevations (0-800 m) +
Damp disturbed soil in fields, agricultural settings +
Gemmabryum klinggraeffii +
Gemmabryum sect. Tuberibryum +
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