Brachythecium plumosum (Hedw.) Schimp.
  • Bryol. Eur.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Brachythecium plumosum (Hedw.) Schimp. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 08 Mar 2021'

General Information


27. Brachythecium plumosum(Hedw.) Schimp. in B.S.G.   羽枝青藓   yu zhi qing xian Bryol. Eur. 6: 8. pl. 537. 1853. Cirriphyllum plumosum (Hedw.) Loeske & M. Fleisch., Allg. Bot. Z. Syst. 13: 22. 1907. Hypnum plumosum Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 257. 1801. Type: Europe. Brachythecium oedistegum (Müll. Hal.) A. Jaeger, Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1876–77: 342. 1878. Hypnum oedistegum Müll. Hal., Syn. Musc. Frond. 2: 350. 1851. Brachythecium pygmaeum Takaki, J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 15: 62. 1955. Brachythecium suzukii Broth. in Dixon, Rev. Bryol., n.s., 4: 160. 1931[1932], nom. nud. Brachythecium truncatum Besch., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 7, 17: 374. 1893. Brachythecium uematsui Broth. in Cardot, Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 3: 292. 1911.   Plants medium-sized, pale green, somewhat glossy, in dense mats. Stems prostrate, to 4 cm long, pinnately or irregularly pinnately branched, densely foliate. Stem leaves erect-spreading when dry and moist, ovate-lanceolate, 1.80–1.85 mm × 0.72–0.81 mm, concave, bi-plicate, gradually acuminate at apex; margins plane, entire below, serrulate above; costae ending beyond mid-leaf; median leaf cells linear, 80–90 µm × 7–8 µm, thin-walled; basal cells shorter, broader; alar cells clearly differentiated, quadrate or shortly rectangular; branch leaves narrowly ovate-lanceolate, 1.65–1.81 mm × 0.47–0.59 mm, concave, slenderly acuminate at apex, often constricted at base. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves lanceolate. Setae to 20 mm long, papillose in the upper part; capsules elongate-ellipsoidal, inclined; opercula conic; peristome double; exostome teeth ca. 0.5 mm long; endostome segments as long as exostome teeth, perforate; cilia long, nodulose. Spores not seen.  

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Rio Grande do Sul
    • Minas Gerais


     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Moss Flora of China
    Moss Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • C Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).