Neckera complanata

(Hedwig) Huebener

Muscol. Germ., 576. 1833. 1833

Illustrated
Basionyms: Leskea complanata Hedwig Sp. Musc. Frond., 231. 1801
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 605. Mentioned on page 604, 606.

Plants 3.5–4 cm. Stems with branches common, attenuate, flagelliform; paraphyllia present, rare. Stem leaves (central) oblong, flat, 2.5–3 × 1.2–1.5 mm; margins entire proximally, slightly serrulate in apex; apex rounded-apiculate; costa double, short; alar cells oblong to short-quadrate; basal laminal cells linear to irregularly rectangular, 5–10 × 1–2 µm; distal medial cells long-rhomboidal, 24–60 × 4–6 µm; apical cells irregularly rhomboidal, 13–18(–24) × 4–6 µm. Sexual condition dioicous. Seta 0.7–1.2 cm. Capsule exserted.


Habitat: Trunks of trees, humus, cliffs, overhanging ledges, shaded vertical sandstone, limestone boulders, wet rock of mixed forests
Elevation: low to moderate elevations (100-500 m)

Distribution

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N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., Ont., Ala., Ark., Colo., Ga., Maine, Mass., N.Y., N.C., Pa., Tenn., Va., Europe, Asia (China).

Discussion

Neckera complanata is distinguished by the apiculate apex and flat leaves. The basal laminal cells are slightly pitted.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Inés Sastre-De Jesús +
(Hedwig) Huebener +
Leskea complanata +
N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Colo. +, Ga. +, Maine +, Mass. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Pa. +, Tenn. +, Va. +, Europe +  and Asia (China). +
low to moderate elevations (100-500 m) +
Trunks of trees, humus, cliffs, overhanging ledges, shaded vertical sandstone, limestone boulders, wet rock of mixed forests +
Muscol. Germ., +
Illustrated +
Neckera complanata +
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