Bryol. Europ.1: 156. 1846,
Phenology: Capsules mature summer.
Habitat: Siliceous rock or soil
Elevation: moderate to high elevations
Arctoa fulvella occurs frequently on mountain summits and exposed ledges, and is often found in late snowbed communities with Kiaeria falcata. Superficially it resembles Blindia acuta, which is distinguished by enlarged, orange alar cells and dark brown peristome teeth that do not flare conspicuously outward. Dicranella heteromalla vegetatively resembles A. fulvella, but its inclined capsules and boreal rather than alpine habitat will separate them. The long-excurrent costa distinguishes this species from other Arctoa species.
|Author||Steven G. Newmaster +|
|Basionym||Bryum fulvellum +|
|Elevation||moderate to high elevations +|
|Habitat||Siliceous rock or soil +|
|Illustrator||Patricia M. Eckel +|
|Phenology||Capsules mature summer. +|
|Synonym||Dicranum fulvellum +|
|Taxon name||Arctoa fulvella +|
|Taxon parent||Arctoa +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 27 +|