Bruchia fusca

E. Britton

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 21: 361, plate 216. 1894,.

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

Distal leaves ovate, 0.6–1.3 mm, leaf base not differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells shortrectangular. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 0.3–1.2 mm. Capsule neck short, obovate. Spores pitted. Calyptra smooth.


Phenology: Capsules mature spring.
Habitat: Soil, commonly surrounding quartz pebbles
Elevation: low to moderate elevations

Discussion

Bruchia fusca is much like B. hallii and differs almost exclusively in the ornamentation of the spores, a trait that may prove to be an intraspecies genetic difference.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
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forming a marginal border +  and not differentiated +
narrower +  and broader +
Richard H. Zander +
E. Britton +
oblong +, ovate +  and broadened +
cleistocarpous +
short-exserted +
obovate +  and pyriform +
subpercurrent +
long-rectangular +
autoicous +  and sexual +
0.06 cm0.6 mm <br />6.0e-4 m <br /> (0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br />) +
Md. +, N.C. +  and Tex. +
low to moderate elevations +
Soil, commonly surrounding quartz pebbles +
papillose +  and smooth +
not 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 +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br />) +
spheric;ovoid or weakly reniform +
branching +  and simple +
Bruchia fusca +
species +
perforate +  and simple +
specialized +
paroicous +, autoicous +, sexual +  and not asexual +
plant +  and gregarious +
small +  and minute +