Archidium minus (Renauld & Cardot) Snider
  • J. Hattori Bot. Lab.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Archidium minus (Renauld & Cardot) Snider. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001146760. Accessed on: 06 Apr 2020'

General Information

Plants minute, 1-3(-5) mm, ephemeral, solitary or gregarious, yellow-green to pale green. Stems mostly simple or sometimes with 2-4 short fertile branches from distal stem leaves, sterile innovations absent. Stem leaves similar to perichaetial leaves but usually smaller, reduced proximally to bracts, erect-spreading or loosely spreading, triangular to linear-lanceolate, acute or broadly obtuse; costa weak, not reaching apex or occasionally absent; laminal margins plane, smooth; median and distal laminal cells of distal stem leaves rectangular, 3:1, 35-45 × 15-20 µm, slightly broader and laxer proximally but not conspicuously different. Perichaetial leaves erect-spreading or loosely spreading, triangular to linear-lanceolate, acute or broadly obtuse; costa weak, not reaching apex or occasionally absent; laminal margins plane, smooth; median and distal laminal cells elongate-rectangular to rhomboidal, 3-5:1, 50-130 × 13-24 µm, distally somewhat smaller, proximal cells rectangular, wider than median and distal cells. Specialized asexual reproduction absent. Sexual condition synoicous, antheridia and archegonia intermixed. Capsule terminal, 350-650 µm. Spores typically 32(16-48) per capsule, 115-175 µm, smooth or papillose, pale green to yellow or yellow-brown.

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    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
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    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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