Hypnum cupressiforme var. subjulaceum


Ber. Naturhist. Vereins Augsburg 18: 183. 1865

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 538. Mentioned on page 537.
Plants medium-sized, yellowish green to brown. Stems 5–8+ cm, creeping, subjulaceous to complanate-foliate, regularly to irregularly pinnate, to 2-pinnate. Leaves straight to weakly falcate, sometimes homomallous, oblong-lanceolate, gradually narrowed to apex; margins subentire to weakly toothed; alar cells many, subquadrate, pigmented, region excavate. Branch leaves 1.5–2 × 0.4–0.6 mm or slightly larger.

Phenology: Capsule maturity unknown.
Habitat: Terrestrial, cliff shelves, horizontal rock surfaces, exposed and sheltered sites, usually calcareous substrates
Elevation: low to high elevations (0-4000 m)


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B.C., Yukon, Alaska, Colo., N.Mex., N.Dak., Europe, Asia, Pacific Islands (New Zealand).


Variety subjulaceum is frequent in the Alaskan Peninsula but uncommon (or unrecorded) elsewhere in North America; it is found mainly at high elevations in Europe. The variety has somewhat concave leaves. No sporophytes were found in North American material. The acutely attached branches, closely imbricate, straight leaves with sharp apices, and frequently excavate pigmented alar cells make this a distinctive variety.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


AuthorWilfred B. Schofield† +
AuthorityMolendo +
DistributionB.C. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Colo. +, N.Mex. +, N.Dak. +, Europe +, Asia + and Pacific Islands (New Zealand). +
Elevationlow to high elevations (0-4000 m) +
HabitatTerrestrial, cliff shelves, horizontal rock surfaces, exposed and sheltered sites, usually calcareous substrates +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
PhenologyCapsule maturity unknown. +
Publication titleBer. Naturhist. Vereins Augsburg +
Publication year1865 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V28/V28 835.xml +
Special statusIllustrated +
SynonymsStereodon cupressiformis +
Taxon familyHypnaceae +
Taxon nameHypnum cupressiforme var. subjulaceum +
Taxon parentHypnum cupressiforme +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 28 +