Bruchia drummondii

Hampe ex E. Britton

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 21: 361. 1894,.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 437. Mentioned on page 434.

Distal leaves long-subulate beyond an ovate, obovate, or broadly elliptic base, 1–3.2 mm, leaf base strongly differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells long-rectangular. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 0.2–0.7 mm. Capsule neck short, broadly obovate to truncate. Spores reticulate. Calyptra smooth.


Phenology: Capsules mature spring.
Habitat: Sandy soil
Elevation: usually low elevations

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex., Va.

Discussion

The capsule of Bruchia drummondii is immersed in the perichaetial leaves or emergent, but not hidden by the leaf tips. This species is easily identified by the long-subulate leaves, relatively squat capsule, and reticulate spores.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
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forming a marginal border +  and not differentiated +
narrower +  and broader +
Richard H. Zander +
Hampe ex E. Britton +
elliptic +, obovate +  and ovate +
cleistocarpous +
broadly obovate +  and truncate +
short-exserted +
obovate +  and pyriform +
subpercurrent +
long-rectangular +
autoicous +  and sexual +
long-subulate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.32 cm3.2 mm <br />0.0032 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tex. +  and Va. +
usually low elevations +
Sandy soil +
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 spring. +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
brown +  and yellow +
short;elongate +
0.02 cm0.2 mm <br />2.0e-4 m <br /> (0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br />) +
spheric;ovoid or weakly reniform +
branching +  and simple +
Bruchia drummondii +
species +
perforate +  and simple +
specialized +
paroicous +, autoicous +, sexual +  and not asexual +
plant +  and gregarious +
small +  and minute +