Schlotheimia rugifolia

(Hooker) Schwagrichen
Sp. Musc. Frond. Suppl. 2(1,2): 150. 1824.
Basionyms: Orthotrichum rugifolium Hooker Musci Exot. 2: plate 128. 1819
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 72.

Plants reddish brown to dark brown. Stems 0.2–0.8 cm. Stem leaves oblong to oblong-ligulate, rugose, 1.4–1.6 mm; margins entire; apex abruptly apiculate; costa short-excurrent; distal laminal cells rounded-quadrate, 5–9 µm. Seta 2.5–4 mm. Capsule 1.7–2.2 mm. Calyptra papillose distally.

Habitat: Logs, trunks of trees frequently above 3 m, branches in tree canopies
Elevation: low elevations


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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America.


Schlotheimia rugifolia is distinguished by its rugose, abruptly apiculate leaves. Characteristically, the plants have a dark reddish brown color, which is best developed under xeric conditions.

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Lower Taxa


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Dale H. Vitt +
(Hooker) Schwagrichen +
Orthotrichum rugifolium +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Va. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +  and South America. +
low elevations +
Logs, trunks of trees frequently above 3 m, branches in tree canopies +
Sp. Musc. Frond. Suppl. +
Illustrated +
Schlotheimia rugifolia +
Schlotheimia +
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