Bruchia brevifolia

Sullivant in A. Gray

in A. Gray, Manual ed. 2, 617. 1856,.

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

Distal leaves short-subulate beyond an ovate or obovate base, 1–1.8 mm, leaf base strongly differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells shortrectangular. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 0.3–0.7 mm. Capsule neck short, obovate. Spores pitted. Calyptra smooth.


Phenology: Capsules mature early spring.
Habitat: Soil, sandy loam, commonly surrounding quartz pebbles
Elevation: usually low but occasionally moderate elevations

Distribution

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Ala., Ariz., Ga., Kans., N.C., Ohio, S.C., Tex.

Discussion

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Lower Taxa

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forming a marginal border +  and not differentiated +
narrower +  and broader +
Richard H. Zander +
Sullivant in A. Gray +
obovate +  and ovate +
cleistocarpous +
short-exserted +
obovate +  and pyriform +
subpercurrent +
long-rectangular +
autoicous +  and sexual +
short-subulate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Ariz. +, Ga. +, Kans. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, S.C. +  and Tex. +
usually low but occasionally moderate elevations +
Soil, sandy loam, commonly surrounding quartz pebbles +
papillose +  and smooth +
differentiated +
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 early spring. +
in A. Gray, Manual ed. +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
brown +  and yellow +
short;elongate +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br />) +
spheric;ovoid or weakly reniform +
branching +  and simple +
Bruchia brevifolia +
species +
perforate +  and simple +
specialized +
paroicous +, autoicous +, sexual +  and not asexual +
plant +  and gregarious +
small +  and minute +