Brotherella recurvans

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Taxonomy and Systematics

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Bryophyta

Class: Bryopsida

Subclass: Dicranidae

Order: Hypnales

Family: Sematophyllaceae

Genus: Brotherella

Species: B. recurvans

Species Description

Very shiny, green, yellow, or golden. Stems creep and make a loose mat with some branches popping up with almost rounded tips. No midrib present on leaf and when dry the leaves all curl in the same direction. Jagged edges on leaf are visible with a microscope and cells are rectangular and larger near base.

General Habitat

On rotten logs, soil or hummus, and the base of trees.

Specimen Description

I found my specimen at the N. west part of campus on the lower blue trail next to a large Beech tree and Silver Maple.


McKnight, Karl B. Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2013.

Jmeierdierck 18:57, 7 May 2013 (UTC)