Aulacomnium turgidum (Wahlenb.) Schwägr.
  • Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 3

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Aulacomnium turgidum (Wahlenb.) Schwägr. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 28 May 2020'

General Information

Plants 3-8 cm, in dense erect cushions or prostrate mats, green, yellow-green, or fuscous green. Stems yellow; cross section pentagonal, cortical cells in 2-5 irregular layers, medulla cell walls thick to thin, central strand present; rhizoids usually covered by leaves except in older parts of plants. Leaves imbricate, not twisted when dry or moist, oblong to elliptic, widest above base, concave; base not rounded or narrowed to insertion; margins revolute 1-2 times to just before apex, entire; apex rounded-cucullate; costa flexuose toward apex; laminal cells round to oblong, papillae low; basal cells usually 2-stratose, often brown. Specialized asexual reproduction absent. Perigonia as terminal discoid splash platforms; paraphyses of 6-9 cells. Perichaetia with paraphyses absent. Seta 0.2-0.3 cm. Capsule horizontal, 3-5 mm; operculum conic, rostrum short, blunt; endostome cilia nodose. Spores 8-13 µm, smooth.

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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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