Hylocomiastrum pyrenaicum

(Spruce) M. Fleischer ex Brotherus in H. G. A. Engler et al.

in H. G. A. Engler et al., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 11: 487. 1925

Illustrated
Basionyms: Hypnum pyrenaicum Spruce Musci Pyren., no. 4. 1847
Synonyms: Hylocomium pyrenaicum (Spruce) Lindberg
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 327.
Plants to 12 cm, soft. Stems 1–3 mm wide across leafy stem, irregularly branched to loosely 1-pinnate, not frondose or bushy, branches turgid, innovations inconspicuous. Stem leaves erect to erect-spreading, loosely imbricate, becoming more tightly imbricate toward stem apices, ovate to elliptic-ovate, somewhat concave, 1.5–2.5 × 1–1.4 mm; margins serrulate to nearly entire proximally, serrate distally; apex abruptly narrowed; costa single; medial laminal cells 30–60 × 5–7 µm. Branch leaves imbricate, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, 1.3–2 × 0.4–0.9 mm; costa single. Seta 1–3 cm. Capsule ovoid, 1.3–1.8 mm.

Habitat: Soil, humus, old logs, rock in moist forests, rarely fens, and tundra, often along streams or beside waterfalls
Elevation: low to high elevations (0-3000 m)

Distribution

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Greenland, Alta., B.C., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Ont., Que., Yukon, Alaska, Colo., Maine, Mich., Minn., N.H., N.Y., Vt., Wash., Wis., Eurasia.

Discussion

Hylocomiastrum pyrenaicum may be more common in calcareous regions.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

AuthorJoseph R. Rohrer +
Authority(Spruce) M. Fleischer ex Brotherus in H. G. A. Engler et al. +
BasionymsHypnum pyrenaicum +
DistributionGreenland +, Alta. +, B.C. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.W.T. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Colo. +, Maine +, Mich. +, Minn. +, N.H. +, N.Y. +, Vt. +, Wash. +, Wis. + and Eurasia. +
Elevationlow to high elevations (0-3000 m) +
HabitatSoil, humus, old logs, rock in moist forests, rarely fens, and tundra, often along streams or beside waterfalls +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Publication titlein H. G. A. Engler et al., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. +
Publication year1925 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V28/V28 508.xml +
Special statusIllustrated +
SynonymsHylocomium pyrenaicum +
Taxon familyHylocomiaceae +
Taxon nameHylocomiastrum pyrenaicum +
Taxon parentHylocomiastrum +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 28 +