Claopodium whippleanum

(Sullivant) Renauld & Cardot

Rev. Bryol. 20: 16. 1893.

Basionym: Hypnum whippleanum Sullivant in War Department [U.S.], Pacif. Railr. Rep. 4(2, pap. 5): 190, plate 9. 1857
Synonyms: Claopodium whippleanum var. leuconeuron (Sullivant & Lesquereux) Grout
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 343. Mentioned on page 342.

Plants to 4 cm, in mats, dark green to yellowish brown. Stems irregularly pinnate, smooth; paraphyllia absent. Leaves ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, to 1 mm; margins serrate, limbidium absent; apex gradually tapering to narrow point, hair-point absent; costa ending before apex, abaxial surface smooth; distal medial laminal cells linear-rhomboidal, 9–15 µm, 1-papillose. Seta to 1 cm, rough. Capsule horizontal, oblong-oval, 2–3 mm; operculum broadly conic, short-rostrate. Spores 9–12 µm, smooth.

Habitat: Exposed soil, soil over rock, logs, tree roots
Elevation: low to moderate elevations


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Alta., B.C., Ariz., Calif., Nev., Oreg., Wash., Mexico (Baja California [Guadalupe Island: Ensenada]), Europe (Portugal), Pacific Islands (Hawaii).


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Judith A. Harpel +
(Sullivant) Renauld & Cardot +
Hypnum whippleanum +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Wash. +, Mexico (Baja California [Guadalupe Island: Ensenada]) +, Europe (Portugal) +  and Pacific Islands (Hawaii). +
low to moderate elevations +
Exposed soil, soil over rock, logs, tree roots +
Rev. Bryol. +
Illustrated +
Claopodium whippleanum var. leuconeuron +
Claopodium whippleanum +
Claopodium +
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