Sphagnum beothuk

R. E. Andrus

Sida 22: 966, figs. 21–26. 2006,.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 90. Mentioned on page 87.

Plants small to moderate-sized; capitulum rounded and dense; dark brown with a purplish sheen. Stem brown, superficial cortical cells aporose. Stem leaves lingulate, 1.1–1.2 mm, apex slightly apiculate to mostly broad and erose to lacerate, border only slightly broadened at base; hyaline cells rhomboid and 0–1-septate. Branches more or less 5-ranked. Branch fascicles with 2 spreading and 1 pendent branch. Branch leaves 0.95–1.3 mm, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, concave, straight to slightly subsecund, apex involute; hyaline cells on convex surface with numerous surface with numerous round to elliptic pores along the commissures, grading from large pores at the base to a mixture of small and tiny (2 µm) at the apex, concave surface with a few large, round pores/cell in lower side regions. Sexual condition unknown.

Habitat: Forming dense hummocks in minerotrophic peatlands
Elevation: moderate elevations


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Cyrus B. McQueen† +  and Richard E. Andrus +
R. E. Andrus +
Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.). +
moderate elevations +
Forming dense hummocks in minerotrophic peatlands +
Sphagnum sect. Acisphagnum +, Sphagnum sect. Acuta +, Sphagnum sect. Fimbriata +, Sphagnum sect. Litophloea +, Sphagnum sect. Longifolia +, Sphagnum sect. Mollia +, Sphagnum sect. Pyncnosphagnum +  and Sphagnum sect. Truncata +
Sphagnum beothuk +
Sphagnum sect. Acutifolia +
species +