Schistostega pennata

(Hedwig) F. Weber & D. Mohr
Index Mus. Pl. Crypt., [2]. 1803,.
Basionym: Gymnostomum pennatum Hedwig Sp. Musc. Frond., 31. 1801
Synonyms: Schistostega osmundacea D. Mohr
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 475.

Leaves of sterile shoots 0.5–1.2 mm, ecostate, median cells smooth, oblong-rhomboidal, thin-walled, 16–20 µm wide, decurrent, confluent at the base, margin entire, weakly bordered by narrow, elongated cells. Protonemal gemmae sticky, obclavate, 80–200 × 15–20 µm, 3–4 cells in length, tapering and thickened near apex. Seta 2–5 mm. Capsule erect, light brown, smooth, subglobose or ovoid, annulus absent. Spores yellowish green, pitted-reticulate, 10–13 µm.


Phenology: Capsules mature late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Usually found on mineral soil in crevices on lower, sheltered parts of upturned tree root wads, ceilings of caves, crevices in soil banks, animal burrows, rarely on the shaded sides of deep pits along the upper banks of perennial streams, occasionally on rock
Elevation: low to high elevations (0-1700 m)

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., Que., Alaska, Idaho, Maine, Mich., Minn., Mont., N.H., N.Y., Ohio, Oreg., R.I., Vt., Wash., Wis., Eurasia.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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Judith A. Harpel +
(Hedwig) F. Weber & D. Mohr +
Gymnostomum pennatum +
Alta. +, B.C. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Alaska +, Idaho +, Maine +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mont. +, N.H. +, N.Y. +, Ohio +, Oreg. +, R.I. +, Vt. +, Wash. +, Wis. +  and Eurasia. +
low to high elevations (0-1700 m) +
Usually found on mineral soil in crevices Usually found on mineral soil in crevices on lower, sheltered parts of upturned tree root wads, ceilings of caves, crevices in soil banks, animal burrows, rarely on the shaded sides of deep pits along the upper banks of perennial streams, occasionally on rockof perennial streams, occasionally on rock +
Capsules mature late spring–early summer. +
Index Mus. Pl. Crypt., +
Schistostega osmundacea +
Schistostega pennata +
Schistostega +
species +