Bruchia flexuosa

(Schwägrichen) Müller Hal.

Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 5: 99. 1847,.

Basionym: Phascum flexuosum Schwägrichen Sp. Musc. Frond. Suppl. 2(1,1): 101. 1823
Synonyms: Bruchia brevicollis Lesquereux & James Bruchia donnellii Austin Bruchia sullivantii Austin
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 436. Mentioned on page 434.

Distal leaves long-subulate beyond an ovate, obovate, or elliptic base, 0.9–3.1 mm, leaf base usually strongly differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells short to long-rectangular. Sexual condition paroicous. Seta 0.5–3 mm. Capsule neck short, obovate. Spores spinose or occasionally spinose-reticulate. Calyptra smooth.


Phenology: Capsules mature spring–summer.
Habitat: Most soil, fields, among grasses
Elevation: low to moderate elevations

Distribution

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Ont., Que., Ala., Ark., Calif., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Minn., Mo., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va., Wis., Europe

Discussion

As discussed in detail by A. E. Rushing (1986), Bruchia flexuosa is the most widely distributed and most morphologically variable species of the genus.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Bruchia flexuosa"
forming a marginal border +  and not differentiated +
narrower +  and broader +
Richard H. Zander +
(Schwägrichen) Müller Hal. +
elliptic +, obovate +  and ovate +
Phascum flexuosum +
cleistocarpous +
short-exserted +
obovate +  and pyriform +
subpercurrent +
long-rectangular +
paroicous +  and sexual +
long-subulate +
0.09 cm0.9 mm <br />9.0e-4 m <br /> (0.31 cm3.1 mm <br />0.0031 m <br />) +
Ont. +, Que. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Calif. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Kans. +, Ky. +, La. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Minn. +, Mo. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Okla. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Va. +, W.Va. +, Wis. +  and Europe +
low to moderate elevations +
Most soil, fields, among grasses +
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–summer. +
Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
brown +  and yellow +
short;elongate +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
spinose-reticulate +  and spinose +
spheric;ovoid or weakly reniform +
branching +  and simple +
Bruchia brevicollis +, Bruchia donnellii +  and Bruchia sullivantii +
Bruchia flexuosa +
species +
perforate +  and simple +
specialized +
paroicous +, autoicous +, sexual +  and not asexual +
plant +  and gregarious +
small +  and minute +