Hypnum cupressiforme var. julaceum
Muscol. Recent., suppl. 2: 216. 1812.
Plants medium-sized, yellowish green to brown. Stems 5 cm, creeping to erect, julaceous, densely to loosely pinnate. Leaves straight to weakly falcate, ovate or widely oblong, abruptly narrowed to apex; margins subentire; laminal cells 40–50 × 5–6 µm. Branch leaves 1–1.4 × 0.2–0.4 mm or slightly smaller.
Phenology: Capsule maturity unknown.
Habitat: Horizontal surfaces, strongly illuminated sites, especially in mountains and at higher latitudes
Elevation: low to high elevations (100-2500 m)
N.W.T., Yukon, Alaska, Colo., Europe, Indian Ocean Islands (Kerguelen Islands).
Variety julaceum sometimes has asymmetric stems. The branches are 0.2–1.5 cm; the leaves are concave.