Funaria hygrometrica var. calvescens

(Schwägrichen) Montagne

Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 12: 54. 1839,.

Basionym: Funaria calvescens Sp. Musc. Frond. Suppl. 1(2): 77. 1816
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 191.

Capsule 2–3 mm, inclined to nearly erect, straight or weakly curved, narrowly tapered to a long slender neck, mouth nearly parallel to the axis of the capsule.

Habitat: Soil, disturbed habitats such as partially shaded building foundations
Elevation: low elevations


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Ariz., Fla., Ga., La., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Africa.


Variety calvescens seems to be a tropical expression of the species although it is known from a few southern states in the United States. H. A. Crum and L. E. Anderson (1981) suggested that the name has been misused to the extent that other North American records outside the southeastern United States should be ignored. This variety is apparently widely distributed in tropical latitudes.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Donna H. Miller +  and Harvey A. Miller +
(Schwägrichen) Montagne +
Funaria calvescens +
Ariz. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +  and Africa. +
low elevations +
Soil, disturbed habitats such as partially shaded building foundations +
Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. +
Funaria hygrometrica var. calvescens +
Funaria hygrometrica +
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