Bryol. Europ. 4: 70. 1844
Phenology: Capsules mature winter–early spring.
Habitat: Moist creek ravines and canyons, base of cliffs, riparian forests of Acer, Alnus, Lithocarpus, Pseudotsuga, Sequoia, shaded decayed or charred logs and stumps, bark at base of trees, epiphytic on Sequoia sempervirens, peaty soil, soil over rock
Elevation: moderate elevations
Calif., Oreg., sw Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, w Europe, Africa.
W. Meijer (1951) depicted both the smooth exostome of Orthodontium gracile and the papillose one of O. pellucens with a median fissural line. The endostome of both species was drawn with the fissural line absent except at the base. As described and drawn by Meijer, the lengths of the endostomes of both species seem to be the same. Recent treatments of these characters diverge from Meijer.
|Author||Patricia M. Eckel +|
|Authority||(Wilson) Schwagrichen ex Bruch & Schimper +|
|Basionyms||Bryum gracile +|
|Distribution||Calif. +, Oreg. +, sw Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, w Europe + and Africa. +|
|Elevation||moderate elevations +|
|Habitat||Moist creek ravines and canyons, base of cliffs, riparian forests of Acer, Alnus, Lithocarpus, Pseudotsuga, Sequoia, shaded decayed or charred logs and stumps, bark at base of trees, epiphytic on Sequoia sempervirens, peaty soil, soil over rock +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Patricia M. Eckel +|
|Phenology||Capsules mature winter–early spring. +|
|Publication title||Bryol. Europ. +|
|Publication year||1844 +|
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|Special status||Illustrated +|
|Taxon family||Orthodontiaceae +|
|Taxon name||Orthodontium gracile +|
|Taxon parent||Orthodontium +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 28 +|