Bryol. Europ.1: 173. 1846,
Phenology: Capsules mature late summer.
Habitat: Moist, exposed, sandy or silty soil of depressions, river and stream banks in montane coniferous forest regions, subalpine regions, mountains, and northern latitudes
Elevation: low to high elevations
The only species in the genus reported for China, Aongstroemia orientalis Mitten of alpine regions, has been described as having an apex “sharply bent to one side at the tips” (Gao C. et al. 1999). Leaves in American populations of Aongstroemia longipes display this characteristic as well, although less distinctly. E. Nyholm (1986) indicated that A. longipes resembles Pohlia filum (Schimper) Mårtensson of similar habitats in Scandinavia, but that the leaf apex is sharply pointed in P. filum, and obtuse in A. longipes. For discussion of the species’ ecology see L. C. Bliss and J. E. Cantlon (1957). Aongstroemiopsis julacea (Dozy & Molkenboer) M. Fleischer, of Asia, differs in its autoicous sexuality, prominent excurrent costa, and lack of peristome (H. C. Gangulee 1969+, fasc. 2).
|Author||Patricia M. Eckel +|
|Basionym||Weissia longipes +|
|Elevation||low to high elevations +|
|Habitat||Moist, exposed, sandy or silty soil of depressions, river and stream banks in montane coniferous forest regions, subalpine regions, mountains, and northern latitudes +|
|Illustrator||Patricia M. Eckel +|
|Phenology||Capsules mature late summer. +|
|Synonym||Dicranum julaceum +|
|Taxon name||Aongstroemia longipes +|
|Taxon parent||Aongstroemia +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 27 +|