Bruchia drummondii

Hampe ex E. Britton

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 21: 361. 1894,.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 437. Mentioned on page 434.

Distal leaves long-subulate beyond an ovate, obovate, or broadly elliptic base, 1–3.2 mm, leaf base strongly differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells long-rectangular. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 0.2–0.7 mm. Capsule neck short, broadly obovate to truncate. Spores reticulate. Calyptra smooth.

Phenology: Capsules mature spring.
Habitat: Sandy soil
Elevation: usually low elevations


V27 627-distribution-map.gif

Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex., Va.


The capsule of Bruchia drummondii is immersed in the perichaetial leaves or emergent, but not hidden by the leaf tips. This species is easily identified by the long-subulate leaves, relatively squat capsule, and reticulate spores.

Selected References


Lower Taxa