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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 28 | Splachnaceae | Voitia

1. Voitia nivalis Hornschuch, Voitia Systylio. 10, plate 1. 1818.

Voitia hookeri Mitten

Plants 3-6 cm. Leaves ovate-lanceolate. Seta strongly twisted immediately below capsule. Capsule oblong-ovate, symmetric or slightly curved, gradually narrowed to seta, basal ridge absent, smooth or nearly so. Calyptra sometimes split, often sliding down on seta, base not hyaline. Spores 7-11 ┬Ám.

Capsules mature fall. Coprophilic; moderate to high elevations; Alta., N. W. T.; Alaska, Colo.; Europe; ne Asia.


 

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