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Acaulon schimperianum (Sullivant) Sullivant in Sullivant & Lesquereux, Musci Bor. Am. 8. 1856.

  • Phascum schimperianum Sullivant

    Plants elliptic to globose, occasionally three-angled, 1--1.5 mm. Stem leaves awned, broadly channeled; laminal cells papillose abaxially. Seta as long as the diameter of the capsule. Spores spheric, 35-40 µm, papillose.

    Capsules mature winter. Soil, dry washes; low to moderate elevations; Ariz., Iowa, Ill., Kans., Tex.; Mexico (Nuevo León).

    This species is awned and the distal margins are more strongly dentate than those of the other species.


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