Heterophyllium affine

(Hooker) M. Fleischer

Musc. Buitenzorg 4: 1177. 1923.

Basionym: Hypnum affine Hooker in C. S. Kunth, Syn. Pl. 1: 63. 1822
Synonyms: Heterophyllium nemorosum (Koch ex Bridel) Kindberg Hypnum nemorosum Koch ex Bridel
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 580.

Stems red-brown, reclining or suberect; pseudoparaphyllia foliose. Stem leaves erect to somewhat falcate, 1.5–3 mm. Branch leaves somewhat smaller, lanceolate, often curved; alar cells less differentiated. Seta reddish. Capsule curved, 1.5–3 mm.

Phenology: Capsules mature fall.
Habitat: Rotten logs, soil, tree bases in humid forests
Elevation: low to moderate elevations


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Ga., Ky., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Va., Mexico, Central America, Eurasia, Pacific Islands.


Heterophyllium affine is somewhat polymorphic and has accumulated many synonyms outside its North American and European ranges.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Wilfred B. Schofield† +
(Hooker) M. Fleischer +
Hypnum affine +
Ga. +, Ky. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Va. +, Mexico +, Central America +, Eurasia +  and Pacific Islands. +
low to moderate elevations +
Rotten logs, soil, tree bases in humid forests +
Capsules mature fall. +
Musc. Buitenzorg +
Illustrated +
Heterophyllium nemorosum +  and Hypnum nemorosum +
Heterophyllium affine +
Heterophyllium +
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