Bruchia bolanderi

Lesquereux

Mem. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 5. 1868,.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 434. Mentioned on page 435.

Distal leaves lanceolate to long-lanceolate or subulate, 0.7–3 mm, leaf base ovate to oblong; distal laminal cells long-rectangular. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 1.5–5.5 mm. Capsule neck long-tapering and nearly cylindric. Spores warty (irregularly papillose in groups). Calyptra smooth.


Phenology: Capsules mature summer.
Habitat: Soil
Elevation: moderate to high elevations

Discussion

Bruchia bolanderi has an elongate capsule neck that is reminiscent of that of Trematodon, but the capsule is cleistocarpic. Unlike in other species of the genus, the capsules of both B. bolanderi and B. vogesiaca have a weak but not functioning line of dehiscence where a capsule mouth might be.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Bruchia bolanderi"
forming a marginal border +  and not differentiated +
narrower +  and broader +
Richard H. Zander +
Lesquereux +
oblong +, ovate +  and broadened +
cleistocarpous +
cylindric +  and long-tapering +
short-exserted +
obovate +  and pyriform +
subpercurrent +
long-rectangular +
autoicous +  and sexual +
lanceolate +  and long-lanceolate or subulate +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
moderate to high elevations +
papillose +  and smooth +
ovate;oblong +
curved +  and straight +
lanceolate;linear-lanceolate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
serrulate +  and entire +
short-cylindric +, tapering +, obovate +  and inflated +
long-rostrate +
not differentiated +
on short branches +  and axillary +
not differentiated +
Capsules mature summer. +
Mem. Calif. Acad. Sci. +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
brown +  and yellow +
short;elongate +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
spheric;ovoid or weakly reniform +
branching +  and simple +
Bruchia bolanderi +
species +
perforate +  and simple +
specialized +
paroicous +, autoicous +, sexual +  and not asexual +
plant +  and gregarious +
small +  and minute +