Myuroclada maximowiczii

(G. G. Borshchow) Steere & W. B. Schofield

Bryologist 59: 1. 1956

Basionyms: Hypnum maximowiczii G. G. Borshchow Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg Divers Savans 9: 467. 1859
Synonyms: Myuroclada concinna (Wilson) Bescherelle
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 449.
Plants glossy. Stems 1–5 cm, 0.5–1.5 mm wide; rhizoids confined mainly to creeping parts of stem. Stem leaves 0.5–2 × 0.5–2 mm; margins somewhat recurved near base; alar cells not sharply differentiated from basal cells; laminal cells 35–45 × 5–7 µm, smooth. [Seta 1.5–3 cm. Capsule 1.5–2.5 × 0.9–1.2 mm; operculum 1–1.5 mm; exostome teeth linear-lanceolate, often filiform, striolate and orange-brown proximally, papillose distally; endostome equal to exostome in height, segments filiform distally, perforate, cilia 2].

Habitat: Flood zones along rivers, terrestrial on silt, rock, logs, tree bases and trunks, forests, walls in urban habitats
Elevation: low to moderate elevations


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Alaska, e Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Russia), introduced in Europe.


Myuroclada maximowiczii is rare in the flora area, found only in scattered locations in Alaska. The species resembles an overgrown Myurella julacea, but the smooth laminal cells and clearly costate leaves readily separate it. Sporophytes are lacking in North America.

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Lower Taxa


AuthorWilfred B. Schofield† +
Authority(G. G. Borshchow) Steere & W. B. Schofield +
BasionymsHypnum maximowiczii +
DistributionAlaska +, e Asia (China +, Japan +, Korea +, Russia) + and introduced in Europe. +
Elevationlow to moderate elevations +
HabitatFlood zones along rivers, terrestrial on silt, rock, logs, tree bases and trunks, forests, walls in urban habitats +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Publication titleBryologist +
Publication year1956 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V28/V28 699.xml +
Special statusIllustrated +
SynonymsMyuroclada concinna +
Taxon familyBrachytheciaceae +
Taxon nameMyuroclada maximowiczii +
Taxon parentMyuroclada +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 28 +