Plagiobryoides brachyneura (Kindb.) J.R. Spence
  • Phytologia

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Plagiobryoides brachyneura (Kindb.) J.R. Spence. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 30 May 2020'

General Information

Plants green or yellow-green. Stems 0.5-2 cm, not julaceous, innovations many; rhizoids many on proximal stem. Leaves crowded, somewhat contorted when dry, erect to erect-spreading when moist, narrowly to broadly ovate, flat or weakly concave, 0.5-2(-3.5) mm; base not decurrent, red; margins plane or recurved proximally, 1-stratose, limbidium variable, absent on younger leaves to present on older leaves; apex broadly acute; costa not reaching apex to very short-excurrent; proximal laminal cells rectangular, (50-)60-80 × 18-28 µm, 3-5:1, sometimes bulging, walls thin; distal cells irregular, 35-50 × 18-25 µm, 1-3:1, walls incrassate. Specialized asexual reproduction absent. Sexual condition synoicous. Seta thick, (0.5-)1-1.5 cm, flexuose to sometimes geniculate. Capsule inclined to nutant, 2-4 mm; hypophysis strongly differentiated, elongate; operculum apiculate; peristome reduced; exostome pale yellow or tan proximally, teeth blunt to lanceolate, irregular, often short; endostome hyaline to pale yellow, adherent to exostome, segments absent or occasionally a few present, cilia absent. Spores 18-22 µm, papillose, dark yellow-brown.

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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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