Myurella sibirica

(Müller Hal.) Reimers

Hedwigia 76: 292. 1937

Illustrated
Basionyms: Hypnum sibiricum Müller Hal. Syn. Musc. Frond. 2: 418. 1851 M. sibirica var. tenella (Habeeb) H. A. Crum Steere & L. E. Anderson
Synonyms: Myurella careyana Sullivant
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 372. Mentioned on page 371.
Plants green, glaucous. Stem leaves loosely erect to wide-spreading, distant, ovate, 0.4–0.6 mm; margins irregularly dentate to spinose-dentate; apex long-apiculate to slender-acuminate; distal laminal cells strongly 1-papillose abaxially.

Habitat: Mesic, calcareous rock crevices
Elevation: low to moderate elevations

Distribution

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B.C., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Yukon, Alaska, Ark., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Maine, Md., Mich., Minn., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis., Europe, n Asia.

Discussion

Myurella sibirica is common in the East but becomes rare in northwestern North America. Small, slender, glaucous plants with widely spaced leaves and very large papillae distinguish this species. The leaves end in a rather long, slender apiculus, and the margins are distinctly and irregularly serrulate. The large central papillae and strongly toothed leaf margins distinguish this species from M. julacea and M. tenerrima.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Facts about "Myurella sibirica"
AuthorDale H. Vitt +
Authority(Müller Hal.) Reimers +
BasionymsHypnum sibiricum + and M. sibirica var. tenella +
DistributionB.C. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.W.T. +, N.S. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, Que. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Ark. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Ky. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mo. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +, W.Va. +, Wis. +, Europe + and n Asia. +
Elevationlow to moderate elevations +
HabitatMesic, calcareous rock crevices +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Publication titleHedwigia +
Publication year1937 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V28/V28 584.xml +
Special statusIllustrated +
SynonymsMyurella careyana +
Taxon familyPterigynandraceae +
Taxon nameMyurella sibirica +
Taxon parentMyurella +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 28 +