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Lescur'S Pohlia Moss (Pohlia lescuriana)


Plants small, pale whitish, somewhat glossy. Stems0.3-0.8 cm. Leaves erect to - spreading, lanceolate, 0.7-1.2 mm; ; margins serrulate to serrate in distal 1/3; costa subpercurrent; distal medial laminal cells linear-rhomboidal, 65-110 -m, walls thin. Specialized asexual reproduction occasionally present; rhizoidal tubers orange, orange-brown, or yellow. Sexual condition dioicous; perigonial leaves ovate; perichaetial leaves weakly differentiated, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate. Seta orange-brown. Capsule inclined 95-180-, brown to stramineous, broadly short-pyriform, neck 1/3 urn length; exothecial cells short-rectangular, walls sinuate; stomata superficial; annulus present; operculum short- to long-conic; exostome teeth light yellow-brown, triangular-acute; endostome hyaline, basal membrane 1/2 exostome length, segments , distinctly keeled, broadly perforate, cilia short to rudimentary. Spores 15-21 -m, finely roughened.Capsules mature spring (Apr-Jun). Disturbed soil, soil on upturned tree bases, path banks, rock crevices, along streams; low elevations; N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., P.E.I., Que.; Conn., Iowa, Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Mont., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va.; Europe.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Bryophyta

        • Class: Bryopsida

          • Order: Bryales

            • Family: Bryaceae

              • Genus: Pohlia