Entosthodon drummondii


Musc. Hepat. U.S., 156b. 1856,.

Synonyms: Entosthodon drummondii var. obtusifolius Holzinger Funaria drummondii
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 184. Mentioned on page 183.

Plants 1–5 mm, yellowish to brownish green. Leaves curved inward when dry, oblong ovate to obovate, somewhat concave, imbricate, mostly 1.5–2 mm; margins faintly serrulate to entire; apices broadly acute; costa percurrent or ending 1–3 cells before the apex; basal laminal cells rectangular (70–90 × 25–35 µm), distal cells oblong-hexagonal, marginal cells longer, often forming a yellowish border. Seta 10–20 mm, straight, not hygroscopic. Capsule ovoid-pyriform from a short apophysis, 1–1.4 mm, contracting when dry and empty; exothecial cells thickened, narrowly oblong and transversely elongate in 5–7 rows proximal to the mouth; operculum nearly flat, becoming convex when moistened; peristome double, exostome teeth brown, lanceolate, vertically striate throughout and sometimes perforate along the median line, endostome a low papillose membrane. Calyptra cucullate, long-beaked, inflated around the capsule, large, smooth. Spores 27–36 µm, weakly bacculate-insulate, some faintly ridged, yellow-brown.

Habitat: Disturbed, closely packed, usually somewhat sandy, soils in damp places
Elevation: low to moderate elevations


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Ala., Calif., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., Ohio, S.C., Tenn., Tex.


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Lower Taxa

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Ala. +, Calif. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, S.C. +, Tenn. +  and Tex. +
low to moderate elevations +
Disturbed, closely packed, usually somewhat sandy, soils in damp places +
Musc. Hepat. U.S., +
Entosthodon drummondii var. obtusifolius +  and Funaria drummondii +
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