Loeskeobryum brevirostre

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

in H. G. A. Engler et al., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 11: 483. 1925

Illustrated
Basionyms: Hypnum rutabulum var. brevirostre Bridel Muscol. Recent. 2(2): 162. 1801
Synonyms: Hylocomium brevirostre (Bridel) Schimper
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 330.
Plants to 12 cm. Stem leaves slightly concave, (1.1–)1.4–1.9 mm wide; margins often broadly incurved at base of acumen; apex frequently falcate, acumen slender, slightly channeled; medial laminal cells 30–70 × 5–7 µm; cells of clasping auricles smaller, rectangular to rhomboidal. Branch leaves spreading, concave, 0.8–1.9 × 0.3–1.2 mm; base slightly or not cordate-clasping; apex acuminate to abruptly acute, straight. Seta 1.2–4 cm. Capsule ellipsoid, neck short, 1.6–2.7 mm.

Habitat: Soil, humus, rotten logs, and rock in moist forests, especially common in mixed hemlock and cove hardwood forests of Appalachian Mountains
Elevation: low to high elevations (0-2000 m)

Distribution

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N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Conn., Ga., Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., Mexico, West Indies, Central America (Costa Rica, Guatemala), Europe, n Africa.

Discussion

Reports of Loeskeobryum brevirostre from Ontario and Quebec have not been confirmed. The collection by Macoun from Owen Sound (1191, 28 July 1871, CANM) is correctly identified but far from the Appalachian range of the species. All Quebec collections labeled as L. brevirostre examined for this study were misidentified.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

AuthorJoseph R. Rohrer +
Authority(Bridel) M. Fleischer ex Brotherus in H. G. A. Engler et al. +
BasionymsHypnum rutabulum var. brevirostre +
DistributionN.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, Conn. +, Ga. +, Ky. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +, W.Va. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America (Costa Rica +, Guatemala) +, Europe + and n Africa. +
Elevationlow to high elevations (0-2000 m) +
HabitatSoil, humus, rotten logs, and rock in moist forests, especially common in mixed hemlock and cove hardwood forests of Appalachian Mountains +
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 513.xml +
Special statusIllustrated +
SynonymsHylocomium brevirostre +
Taxon familyHylocomiaceae +
Taxon nameLoeskeobryum brevirostre +
Taxon parentLoeskeobryum +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 28 +