Microbryum floerkeanum

(Weber & D. Mohr) Schimper

Syn. Musc. Eur., 11. 1860,.

Basionym: Phascum floerkeanum Weber & D. Mohr Bot. Taschenbuch, 70, fig. 451. 1807
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 630. Mentioned on page 628.

Distal laminal cells weakly convex superficially, adaxial surface of costa not mammillose. Seta extremely short, nearly absent. Capsule nearly spherical, cleistocarpous. Spores papillose, 20–25 µm.


Phenology: Capsules mature in late fall (Oct–Nov).
Habitat: Soil, fields, pastures
Elevation: low elevations

Distribution

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Ont., Europe, sw Asia, n Africa

Discussion

The leaves of Microbryum floerkeanum are ovate to ovate-lanceolate and sheath the immersed capsule. The papillae occur near the apex of the leaf, one per lumen, and are large, nearly covering the lumen. The calyptra is variably papillose, merely rough, or smooth. Variety badium (Bruch & Schimper) Schimper is poorly distinguishable, but may be segregated by its long-acuminate leaf apices—the typical variety has short-acuminate apices.

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Microbryum floerkeanum"
elongate +, shortrectangular +  and quadrate +
weakly concave +  and broadly channeled +
0.06 cm0.6 mm <br />6.0e-4 m <br /> (0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br />) +
of 1;2 rows +
of 1-2 rows +  and differentiated +
long-excurrent +  and short-excurrent +
Richard H. Zander +
(Weber & D. Mohr) Schimper +
round +  and semicircular +
papillose +  and smooth +
usually slightly wider +
usually ovate;oblong +
not differentiated +
Phascum floerkeanum +
obovoid +
mitrate +  and conic-cucullate +
cleistocarpous +
spherical +
synoicous +, paroicous +, monoicous +, sexual +  and asexual +
vesiculose +  and parenchymatous +
3 (?) +  and 6 (?) +
elongate-rhomboid +  and elongate +
enlarged +
tomentose +  and bare +
percurrent +  and excurrent +
serrulate +  and entire +
rhomboidal;shortrectangular;quadrate;hexagonal +
enlarged +  and small to somewhat +
Ont. +, Europe +, sw Asia +  and n Africa +
low elevations +
differentiated +
multicellular +
Soil, fields, pastures +
yellow +  and orange-red or red +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
concave;keeled;channeled;ovoid;lanceolate or lingulate +
spathulate +  and ovate +
reduced +
occasionally less papillose and somewhat thicker walled +
dentate +  and entire +
papillose +
photosynthetic +
branching +, hollow +  and simple +
1 +  and 6 +
flattened +  and 2-fid +
lateral +  and terminal +
lateral +  and terminal +
red +, orange +  and yellow +
Capsules mature in late fall (Oct–Nov). +
1 (?) +  and 2 (?) +
not differentiated +
Syn. Musc. Eur., +
straight +
elongate +
short;elongate +
2 +  and 1 +
red +  and laminal +
rounded-triangular +  and rounded-pentagonal +
0.02 cm0.2 mm <br />2.0e-4 m <br /> (0.04 cm0.4 mm <br />4.0e-4 m <br />) +
Phascum sect. Microbryum +, Phascum subg. Microbryum +, Phascum sect. Pottiella +, Phascum subg. Pottiella +, Pottia sect. Pottiella +  and Pottia subg. Pottiella +
Microbryum floerkeanum +
Microbryum +
species +
ovate;short elliptical +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.11 cm1.1 mm <br />0.0011 m <br />) +
ovate +, elliptical +  and lanceolate +
yellow distally and red +, orange +, red +  and yellow +
rectangular +
stemless +  and perigoniate +
brown;reddish-brown +
plant +  and gregarious +
occasionally smaller than the perichaetiate +