Bruchia eckloniana Müll. Hal.
  • Syn. Musc. Frond.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Bruchia eckloniana Müll. Hal. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001155833. Accessed on: 05 Jun 2020'

Diagnostic Description

The spores of B. eckloniana are papillose or vermiculate when the papillae are united into irregular ridges. The small calyptra and the plane, entire leaf margins will help to identify the species.

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    Morphology

    Plants very small, scattered or in small groups, yellow-green; terricolous. Stems 0.2-0.4 mm high, simple; in section subround, central strand present, cortical cells in 3-4 rows. Leaves crowded, larger above, erect-spreading wet or dry; ovate-acuminate, 0.5-1.0 mm long, bistratose above; margins plane, entire. Costa percurrent to short-excurrent; ventral and dorsal superficial cells elongate, smooth; in section flattened, guide cells 2-4, weakly differentiated, ventral cells incrassate, in 1-2 rows, dorsal cells subquadrate, in 3 rows. Upper laminal cells quadrate to rectangular, incrassate, smooth; basal cells rectangular, incrassate, hyaline.Dioicous. Perigonia terminal. Perichaetia terminal; leaves oblong-acuminate, 1.2-1.5 mm long. Seta 0.2 mm long, hyaline; capsule cleistocarpic, cylindrical-rostrate, 1 mm long, yellow, beak to 0.2 mm long, neck short, 0.2 mm long, stomata superficial (phaneropore); exothecial cells quadrate, thin-walled; calyptra mitrate, 0.4 mm long, covering upper capsule only; spores sub-round to reniform, 25-30 µm, vermiculate to papillose, red-brown.

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    Habitat

    Terricolous.

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    Distribution

    Western Cape.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Magill, RE. 1981. Ditrichaceae to Grimmiaceae. In: O.A. Leistner. Fl. S. Africa Bryophyta(1,1): 83 - 281.
    • 2 Syn. Musc. Frond.

     Information From

    Bruchiaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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