Orthotrichum cupulatum Hoffm. ex Brid.
  • Muscol. Recent. 2(2): 25 1801

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Orthotrichum cupulatum Hoffm. ex Brid. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001195023. Accessed on: 03 Feb 2023'

General Information

Plants to 1.2 cm. Stem leaves erect-appressed when dry, ovate-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 2.5-4 mm; margins recurved or revolute to near apex, entire; apex acute or rarely narrowly obtuse; basal laminal cells long- to short-rectangular, walls thin, not nodose; distal cells 8-12 µm, 1-stratose, rarely 2-stratose in streaks, papillae 2 or 3 per cell, 2-fid and large, or sometimes conic and small. Specialized asexual reproduction absent. Sexual condition gonioautoicous. Seta 0.5-1 mm. Capsule immersed to 1/2 emergent when dry, ovate, 1.2-1.6 mm, 16-ribbed, constricted below mouth when dry; stomata immersed; peristome single, rarely double; prostome usually present; exostome teeth 16, usually absent when capsule is old, erect, spreading-reflexed with age, papillose-striate or papillose-reticulate; endostome segments absent or rarely 8, not well developed, of 1 row of cells, , smooth. Calyptra oblong to oblong-conic, smooth, hairy, hairs papillose. Spores 9-16 µm.

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    Plants up to 1.2 cm high, light-, olive-green, or brown above, brown or black below, in cushions. Stems sparsely branched. Leaves erect-appressed when dry, erect-spreading to spreading or sometimes recurved to wide-spreading when moist, 2.5-4 mm long, ovate- to oblong-lanceolate, acute or narrowly obtuse, unistratose or sometimes bistratose in streaks in the upper 1/3; margins entire, recurved or revolute to near the apex; costa ending near the apex; upper cells 8-12 µm wide, irregularly rounded-hexagonal to elliptic, with 2-3 large, forked papillae or papillae sometimes small and inconspicuous and walls irregularly and moderately thickened; basal cells long- to short-rectangular, becoming quadrate toward the margins. Gonioautoicous. Setae 0.5-1 mm long; capsules immersed to 1/2 emergent when dry, 1.2-1.6 mm long, ± 0.8 mm wide, ovoid-pyriform or sometimes short-oblong when mature, oblong-ovoid and usually constricted below a flaring mouth when old and dry, 16-ribbed, sometimes with 8 long and 8 short ribs, abruptly contracted to the seta, dark-brown; exothecial cells differentiated in 16 or sometimes 8 orange bands ± 4 cells wide for half to 2/3 the length ofthe capsule; stomata immersed, in 1-2 rows in the middle ofthe urn, half- to entirely covered by greatly differentiated subsidiary cells; exostome teeth 16, erect, becoming spreading-reflexed with age (usually not present when the capsule is old), finely vertically-striate, papillose-striate, or papillose-reticulate; endostome segments rarely present, 8, short, smooth, of 1 row of cells; preperistome often present. Spores 9-16 µm, coarsely papillose. Calyptrae smooth, oblong to oblong-conic, with papiUose hairs, mitrate with a long beak, scarcely plicate.

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    On dry boulders in high montane habitats; Nuevo Leon (Cerro Potosi).— Northeastern Mexico; western North America from Vancouver Island southward; Europe, Asia, Turkey, and North Africa.

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