Buxbaumia aphylla

Hedwig

Sp. Musc. Frond.,166. 1801,

Found in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 119.
Seta 4–11 mm, straight. Capsule, when mature, broadly ovoid, 3–7 mm and nearly as wide, rich, glossy, chestnut brown, upper face flattened and sharply differentiated from lower face by a dark brown ridge, oblique or nearly at right angles to seta. Spores 6–8 µm.

Phenology: Capsules mature late spring–fall.
Habitat: Decaying wood, humus, sometimes shallow acid soil and soil depressions on rock outcrops, mainly in well-illuminated to somewhat shaded sites, low to moderate elevations

Distribution

Alta., B.C., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Alaska, Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., Ill., Iowa, Maine, Mass., Mich., Mont., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Oreg., Vt., Va., Wash., Europe, Asia, Pacific Islands (New Zealand).

Discussion

Facts about "Buxbaumia aphylla"
AuthorWilfred B. Schofield +
HabitatDecaying wood, humus, sometimes shallow acid soil and soil depressions on rock outcrops, mainly in well-illuminated to somewhat shaded sites, low to moderate elevations +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
PhenologyCapsules mature late spring–fall. +
Referencehancock1974a +
Taxon nameBuxbaumia aphylla +
Taxon parentBuxbaumia +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 27 +