Buxbaumia viridis

(de Candolle) de Candolle in J. B. Mougeot et al.

in J. B. Mougeot et al., Stirp. Crypt. Vogeso-Rhen. 8: no. 724. 1823,

Basionyms: Buxbaumia aphylla var. viridis de Candolle
Synonyms: Buxbaumia indusiata unknown
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 120. Mentioned on page 119.
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Seta 5–10 mm, straight. Capsule, when mature, ovoid, 3–5 mm, stamineous to opalescent and glossy, oblique face gradually differentiated from lower face, with exterior membrane splitting longitudinally and incurved or curved outward when drying. Spores 8–12 µm.

Phenology: Capsules mature late summer–fall.
Habitat: Decorticated wood or humus banks in coniferous forests
Elevation: high (subalpine) elevations


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Alta., B.C., Calif., Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Wash., Europe.


Selected References


Lower Taxa