Bruchia texana

Austin

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 5: 21. 1874,.

Synonyms: Bruchia curviseta Lesquereux & James
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 436. Mentioned on page 434.

Distal leaves short-subulate beyond an ovate, obovate, or broadly elliptic base, 0.9–2.1 mm, leaf base weakly to strongly differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells quadrate to shortrectangular. Sexual condition paroicous. Seta 0.7–2 mm. Capsule neck short, tapering, obovate. Spores reticulate. Calyptra smooth.


Phenology: Capsules mature spring.
Habitat: Most soil
Elevation: low to moderate elevations

Distribution

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Ala., Ga., Ill., Kans., La., Md., Miss., Mo., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tex., Va.

Discussion

The capsule of Bruchia texana is clearly exserted beyond the perichaetial leaves, which reach only the base of the capsule.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Bruchia texana"
forming a marginal border +  and not differentiated +
narrower +  and broader +
Richard H. Zander +
Austin +
elliptic +, obovate +  and ovate +
cleistocarpous +
obovate +  and tapering +
short-exserted +
obovate +  and pyriform +
subpercurrent +
long-rectangular +
paroicous +  and sexual +
short-subulate +
0.09 cm0.9 mm <br />9.0e-4 m <br /> (0.21 cm2.1 mm <br />0.0021 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Kans. +, La. +, Md. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, N.C. +, Okla. +, S.C. +, Tex. +  and Va. +
low to moderate elevations +
Most 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 +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
spheric;ovoid or weakly reniform +
branching +  and simple +
Bruchia curviseta +
Bruchia texana +
species +
perforate +  and simple +
specialized +
paroicous +, autoicous +, sexual +  and not asexual +
plant +  and gregarious +
small +  and minute +