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
Basionyms: 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

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

AuthorPatricia M. Eckel +
Authority(Lesquereux) Brotherus in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl +
BasionymsBraunia californica +
DistributionB.C. +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Oreg. + and Wash. +
Elevationlow to moderate elevations (100-1200 m) +
HabitatSeasonally dry rock, metamorphic or igneou
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
ps in transition zone of chaparral and oak +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
PhenologyCapsules mature spring. +
Publication titlein H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. +
Publication year1905 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V28/V28 140.xml +
Special statusEndemic + and Illustrated +
SynonymsHedwigia pilifera + and Pseudobraunia californica var. pilifera +
Taxon familyHedwigiaceae +
Taxon namePseudobraunia californica +
Taxon parentPseudobraunia +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 28 +