Acaulon schimperianum

(Sullivant) Sullivant in W. S. Sullivant and C. L. Lesquereux

in W. S. Sullivant and C. L. Lesquereux, Musc. Bor.-Amer., sched.8. 1857,

Basionyms: Phascum schimperianum
Found in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 638.
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Plants elliptic to globose, occasionally three-angled, 1–1.5 mm. Stem leaves awned, broadly channeled; laminal cells papillose abaxially. Seta as long as the diameter of the capsule. Spores spheric, 35-40 µm, papillose.

Phenology: Capsules mature winter.
Habitat: Soil, dry washes
Elevation: low to moderate elevations


Ariz., Ill., Iowa, Kans., Tex., Mexico (Nuevo León).


Acaulon schimperianum is awned and the distal margins are more strongly dentate than those of the other species.

Facts about "Acaulon schimperianum"
AuthorRichard H. Zander +
BasionymPhascum schimperianum +
Elevationlow to moderate elevations +
HabitatSoil, dry washes +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
PhenologyCapsules mature winter. +
Referencecrum1965c +
Taxon nameAcaulon schimperianum +
Taxon parentAcaulon +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 27 +