Bruchia fusca

E. Britton

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 21: 361, plate 216. 1894,.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 435. Mentioned on page 434.

Distal leaves ovate, 0.6–1.3 mm, leaf base not differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells short-rectangular. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 0.3–1.2 mm. Capsule neck short, obovate. Spores pitted. Calyptra smooth.

Phenology: Capsules mature spring.
Habitat: Soil, commonly surrounding quartz pebbles
Elevation: low to moderate elevations


Bruchia fusca is much like B. hallii and differs almost exclusively in the ornamentation of the spores, a trait that may prove to be an intraspecies genetic difference.

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Lower Taxa