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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 28 | Pterigynandraceae | Myurella

1. Myurella julacea (Schwagrichen) Schimper in P. Bruch and W. P. Schimper, Bryol. Europ. 6: 41. 1853.

Leskea julacea Schwagrichen in J. A. Schultes, Reise Glockner 2: 363. 1804

Plants yellow-green. Stem leaves erect, crowded, imbricate, round to ovate, 0.3 mm; margins subentire to serrulate; apex rounded-obtuse to occasionally short-apiculate; distal laminal cells faintly prorulose abaxially.

Calcareous habitats, seepages, rock crevices, fens, boreal and arctic areas, montane areas with calcareous rock; low to high elevations; Greenland; Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Sask., Yukon; Alaska, Calif., Colo., Conn., Maine, Mass., Mich., Minn., Mont., N.Y., Vt., Wash., Wis., Wyo.; Europe; Asia.

Myurella julacea is distinguished by its small, wormlike habit and yellow-green color. The leaves are concave and tightly overlap. Myurella julacea is easily distinguished from M. sibirica and M. tenerrima by its obtuse leaves that have at most a tiny apiculus.


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