Bryum cf. capillare

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Taxonomy and Systematics

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Bryophyta

Class: Bryopsida

Subclass: Bryidae

Order: Bryales

Family: Bryaceae

Genus: Bryum

Species: B. cf. capillare

Species Description

Tiny, yellowish-green acrocarpous gametophyte with 2 cm sporophyte stalks extending. Leaves about 2 mm, not toothed, lancelate-ovate with distinct, non-lamellouse midrib extending almost to tip but costa not excurrant. Leaf cells smooth, oblong-hexagonal near apex, longer and more rectangular near base, two rows of longer cells at margin. Endostome with cilia well developed.

Specimen Description

Found on a small patch of bare soil in the grass near the ceramics studio on 4/23. Capsules had not yet opened, making it impossible to identify conclusively to species.


Crum & Ireland: Keys to the Mosses of White Creek. 1989. Crum, Howard A. and Lewis E. Anderson: Mosses of Eastern North America .New York, NY: Columbia UP, 1981.

Jkendrick 20:47, 30 April 2013 (UTC)