5c. Pseudoleskea radicosa var. denudata (Kindberg) Wijk & Margadant, Taxon. 9: 191. 1960.
Pseudoleskea sciuroides var. denudata Kindberg in J. Macoun and N. C. Kindberg, Cat. Canad. Pl., Musci, 181. 1892
Plants large, yellow-green, green, or orange-green. Stems with apices hooked, branches few or absent. Leaves not incurved, strongly falcate-secund, weakly concave, pluriplicate, 1.6-2.3 mm; apex long-acuminate; medial laminal cells opaque.
Capsules mature Jul-Aug. Mesic soil under shrubs or on boulders, associated with snow banks, subalpine-alpine; moderate to high elevations (900-3000 m); Greenland; Alta., B.C.; Alaska, Mont., Wash., Wyo.; w Eurasia; Atlantic Islands (Iceland).
Variety denudata is distinguished by the large size, long unbranched stems with hooked apices, strongly falcate-secund leaves, and often pluriplicate lamina. The alar cells are often prorate; capsules are very rare.