Pseudobraunia californica

(Lesquereux) Brotherus in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl
in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 222[I,3]: 716. 1905.
EndemicIllustrated
Basionym: Braunia californica Lesquereux Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 13: 8. 1865
Synonyms: Hedwigia pilifera Mitten Pseudobraunia californica var. pilifera (Mitten) Brotherus
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 90.

Stems to 8 cm, stoloniferous. Leaves with hair-points well developed, to 2 mm. Perichaetia with leaf apex irregularly rounded to broadly acute, apiculus absent or short, hyaline.


Phenology: Capsules mature spring.
Habitat: Seasonally dry rock, metamorphic or igneous outcrops in oak woodlands, river canyons and ravines in the Inner Coast Ranges, granite boulders or vertical rock faces, exposed and open mossy granitic terraces and rock outcrops in transition zone of chaparral and oak
Elevation: low to moderate elevations (100-1200 m)

Distribution

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B.C., Calif., Idaho, Oreg., Wash.

Discussion

Pseudobraunia californica is commonly associated with species of Hedwigia on periodically moist rock outcrops. The leaf hair-points are most well developed in the broader branch and stem apices, variously floccose in different populations to sparsely present. The hair-points are absent or nearly so at the stem and branch bases, and they gradually develop apically along the stem. The papillae, one per lumen and stoutly and simply tuberculate, will distinguish this species from many others in the family.

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Pseudobraunia californica"
Patricia M. Eckel +
(Lesquereux) Brotherus in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl +
Braunia californica +
B.C. +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Oreg. +  and Wash. +
low to moderate elevations (100-1200 m) +
Seasonally dry rock, metamorphic or igneouSeasonally dry rock, metamorphic or igneous outcrops in oak woodlands, river canyons and ravines in the Inner Coast Ranges, granite boulders or vertical rock faces, exposed and open mossy granitic terraces and rock outcrops in transition zone of chaparral and oakps in transition zone of chaparral and oak +
Capsules mature spring. +
in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
Hedwigia pilifera +  and Pseudobraunia californica var. pilifera +
Pseudobraunia californica +
Pseudobraunia +
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