Andreaea sinuosa

B. M. Murray

Bryologist89: 189, figs. 1–17. 1987,

Found in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 104. Mentioned on page 103.
Plants reddish brown to black. Leaves weakly spreading, straight or sometimes secund, narrowly lanceolate, widest proximally, apex symmetric; costa absent; leaf margins entire; basal laminal cells rectangular, marginal cells not different in shape, walls thickened, pitted, sinuose; medial laminal cells rounded-quadrate to ovate, 1-stratose entirely or sometimes 2-stratose in patches distally, lumens rounded; laminal papillae low, large, brown to whitish, mainly medial. Sexual condition apparently dioicous, possibly cladautoicous; perichaetial leaves differentiated, convolute-sheathing. Spores 12–20 µm.

Habitat: Acidic rock in snow beds
Elevation: low to moderate elevations

Distribution

B.C., Alaska, nw Europe.

Discussion

Andreaea sinuosa is uncommon, and is distinguished from the similar A. rupestris by the symmetric and often rounded leaf apex and sinuose basal laminal cells.

References

None.

Facts about "Andreaea sinuosa"
AuthorRichard H. Zander +
Elevationlow to moderate elevations +
HabitatAcidic rock in snow beds +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAndreaea sinuosa +
Taxon parentAndreaea +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 27 +