Myurella tenerrima

(Bridel) Lindberg

Musc. Scand., 37. 1879

Basionyms: Pterigynandrum tenerrimum Bridel Muscol. Recent., suppl. 4: 132. 1818
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 372. Mentioned on page 371.
Plants pale green to yellow-green. Stem leaves erect to spreading, distant, round to ovate, 0.3–0.4 mm; margins serrulate; apex shortly acuminate-apiculate; distal laminal cells faintly prorulose abaxially.

Habitat: Moist calcareous habitats, fens, rock crevices, tundra meadows
Elevation: low to high elevations


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Greenland, Alta., B.C., Man., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Yukon, Alaska, Europe, n Asia, n Africa.


Myurella tenerrima is an Arctic and northern boreal species. This species is similar to M. julacea in color and general habit, but has widely spaced leaves that end in a well-developed, often recurved apiculus. The species differs from M. sibirica in features of the leaf papillae and margins.

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Lower Taxa


Facts about "Myurella tenerrima"
AuthorDale H. Vitt +
Authority(Bridel) Lindberg +
BasionymsPterigynandrum tenerrimum +
DistributionGreenland +, Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.W.T. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, Que. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Europe +, n Asia + and n Africa. +
Elevationlow to high elevations +
HabitatMoist calcareous habitats, fens, rock crevices, tundra meadows +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Publication titleMusc. Scand., +
Publication year1879 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V28/V28 585.xml +
Special statusIllustrated +
Taxon familyPterigynandraceae +
Taxon nameMyurella tenerrima +
Taxon parentMyurella +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 28 +