Thamnobryum neckeroides

(Hooker) E. Lawton

Moss Fl. Pacif. N.W., 245. 1971. 1971

Illustrated
Basionyms: Hypnum neckeroides Hooker Musci Exot. 1: plate 58. 1818
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 615. Mentioned on page 614.

Plants (4–)6–8(–10.5) cm. Secondary stem leaves 2–3.2 × 1–1.7 mm. Branch leaves oblong-ovate to ovate, 1–2.2 × 0.5–0.8 mm; margins serrate at apex; apex obtuse to broadly acute; basal laminal cells 5–8 × 1–2 µm; medial juxtacostal cells long-rhomboidal, longest axis parallel to costa, 3–5 × 1–3 µm; apical cells subquadrate to short-rhomboidal, 2–4 × 1–2 µm. Sexual condition dioicous.


Habitat: Rock, humus, base of trees, shaded banks, boulders, cliffs
Elevation: moderate elevations

Distribution

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B.C., Alaska, Calif., Conn., Idaho, Mont., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., Wash., Europe (Czech Republic, Germany, Italy), Asia.

Discussion

Thamnobryum neckeroides is distinguished by the distinctly concave, almost boat-shaped branch leaves, and the rounded to broadly rounded apex. The apical laminal cells are mostly subquadrate to short-rhomboidal and the medial juxtacostal cells have their longest axis parallel to the costa.

Lower Taxa

None.

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B.C. +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Conn. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, Wash. +, Europe (Czech Republic +, Germany +, Italy) +  and Asia. +
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