Bruchia ravenelii

Wilson ex 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 long-subulate beyond an elliptic, ovate or obovate base, 1.2–2.7 mm, leaf base usually strongly differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells short to long-rectangular. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 0.2–0.5 mm. Capsule neck short, bluntly conic. Spores reticulate. Calyptra strongly papillose.


Phenology: Capsules mature winter.
Habitat: Moist, sandy soil
Elevation: mostly low but occasionally moderate elevations

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., N.C., Ohio, S.C., Tex.

Discussion

Bruchia ravenelii is one of the most commonly collected species of the genus. The short, conic capsule neck is distinctive.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Bruchia ravenelii"
forming a marginal border +  and not differentiated +
narrower +  and broader +
Richard H. Zander +
Wilson ex Sullivant in A. Gray +
obovate +, ovate +  and elliptic +
cleistocarpous +
short-exserted +
obovate +  and pyriform +
subpercurrent +
long-rectangular +
autoicous +  and sexual +
long-subulate +
0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br /> (0.27 cm2.7 mm <br />0.0027 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, S.C. +  and Tex. +
mostly low but occasionally moderate elevations +
Moist, 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 winter. +
in A. Gray, Manual ed. +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
brown +  and yellow +
short;elongate +
0.02 cm0.2 mm <br />2.0e-4 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
spheric;ovoid or weakly reniform +
branching +  and simple +
Bruchia ravenelii +
species +
perforate +  and simple +
specialized +
paroicous +, autoicous +, sexual +  and not asexual +
plant +  and gregarious +
small +  and minute +