Rhytidiopsis robusta

(Hooker) Brotherus in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl

in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 232/233[I,3]: 1057. 1908

EndemicIllustrated
Basionyms: Hypnum robustum Hooker Musci Exot. 2: plate 108. 1819 (as Hypnunum on plate)
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 336.
Plants to 12 cm. Stems hooked at apices. Stem leaves 1.2–2.2 mm wide; alar cells shorter, wider than basal cells, 18–38 × 12–25 µm; medial laminal cells 40–90 × 5–9 µm. Branch leaves 2.2–4 × 0.9–1.3 mm. Seta 1.7–3 cm. Capsule arcuate when dry, ellipsoid when moist, 2–3.4 mm.

Habitat: Soil, litter, and rock in montane coniferous forests of Pacific Northwest, occasionally extending into alpine tundra
Elevation: moderate to high elevations (300-2500 m)

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Alaska, Colo., Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Wash.

Discussion

Plants of Rhytidiopsis robusta in subalpine forest and alpine tundra are generally smaller, with leaves 2.5–3.5 mm and leafy stems 3–4 mm wide.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Facts about "Rhytidiopsis robusta"
AuthorJoseph R. Rohrer +
Authority(Hooker) Brotherus in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl +
BasionymsHypnum robustum +
DistributionAlta. +, B.C. +, Alaska +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Oreg. + and Wash. +
Elevationmoderate to high elevations (300-2500 m) +
HabitatSoil, litter, and rock in montane coniferous forests of Pacific Northwest, occasionally extending into alpine tundra +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Publication titlein H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. +
Publication year1908 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V28/V28 523.xml +
Special statusEndemic + and Illustrated +
Taxon familyHylocomiaceae +
Taxon nameRhytidiopsis robusta +
Taxon parentRhytidiopsis +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 28 +