Claopodium pellucinerve

(Mitten) Best

Bryologist 3: 19. 1900.

Illustrated
Basionym: Leskea pellucinervis Mitten J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., suppl. 2: 130. 1859
Synonyms: Claopodium subpiliferum (Lindberg & Arnell) Brotherus
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 343. Mentioned on page 342.

Plants to 4.5 cm, in loose mats, dark green to yellowish. Stems irregularly branched, densely papillose; paraphyllia few, scalelike. Leaves ovatelanceolate, 1–1.5 mm; margins entire, limbidium absent; apex tapering, hairpoint present; costa to leaf length, abaxial surface papillose; distal medial laminal cells elliptic to rhomboidal, 15–25 µm, densely multipapillose. Seta 1.2–1.5 cm, smooth. Capsule inclined to horizontal, oblong, 1–2 mm; operculum conic, short-rostrate. Spores 15–21 µm, lightly papillose.


Habitat: Pockets or crevices of shaded cliffs, limestone boulders, humus at cliff bases
Elevation: low to high elevations

Distribution

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B.C., Yukon, Alaska, N.Mex., Mexico (Distrito Federal), Mexico (Durango), Asia (China), Asia (India), Asia (Japan), Asia (Korea), Asia (Pakistan)

Discussion

A collection of Claopodium pellucinerve reported from Arizona (A. B. Johnsen 1969, 1978) was determined to be Anomodon rostratus. In southwestern United States, C. pellucinerve can be confused with small, depauperate material of A. rostratus. C. pellucinerve is distinguished from A. rostratus by its inclined capsules, plane leaf margins, and simple papillae as opposed to erect capsules, revolute leaf margins, and slightly branched papillae.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Claopodium pellucinerve"
Judith A. Harpel +
(Mitten) Best +
adherent +  and free +
Leskea pellucinervis +
monopodial +  and branching +
spreading;erect +
flagelliform +
cucullate +
asymmetric-curved +
inclined;horizontal +
long-exserted +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
papillose +  and smooth +
isodiametric;transversely elongate +
not differentiated +
rudimentary +
excurrent +  and percurrent +
straight +
specialized +
autoicous +, dioicous +  and sexual +
sinuate +  and 2-fid +
B.C. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, N.Mex. +, Mexico (Distrito Federal) +, Mexico (Durango) +, Asia (China) +, Asia (India) +, Asia (Japan) +, Asia (Korea) +  and Asia (Pakistan) +
low to high elevations +
cross striate-papillose +
Pockets or crevices of shaded cliffs, limestone boulders, humus at cliff bases +
papillose +
ovatelanceolate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
short-rostrate +  and conic +
branched +  and unbranched +
stoloniferous +
peglike +  and linear +
curved +  and straight +
elongate +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Illustrated +
asymmetric +  and symmetric +
spreading;erect;incurved +
lanceolate +, ovatelanceolate +, ovate +  and crisped +
papillose +
slender +
differentiated +
papillose +
Claopodium subpiliferum +
Claopodium pellucinerve +
Claopodium +
species +
specialized +
dioicous +, sexual +  and asexual +
dark green +  and yellowish +
small;medium-sized +