Bruchia hallii


Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 5: 21. 1874,.

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

Distal leaves ovate to very short-lanceolate, 0.7–1.3 mm, leaf base not differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells short-rectangular. Sexual condition paroicous. Seta 0.4–1.7 mm. Capsule neck short, obovate. Spores densely spinose. Calyptra smooth

Phenology: Capsules mature late winter–spring.
Habitat: Soil
Elevation: low to moderate elevations


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Ala., Ark., Ill., N.C., Tex.


The short leaves and short seta are good field characters for Bruchia hallii, but the spores must be examined to distinguish it from B. fusca.

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Lower Taxa