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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 28 | Sematophyllaceae | Wijkia

1. Wijkia carlottae (W. B. Schofield) H. A. Crum, Bryologist. 74: 171. 1971.

Acanthocladium carlottae W. B. Schofield, Bryologist 69: 336, figs. 1-6. 1966

Plants brown to yellowish when old. Stems creeping to arched, sharply pointed at stem and branch apices, branches 0.2-1.5 cm, terete-foliate; pseudo-paraphyllia foliose, deltoid, 0.5-1.5 mm wide. Stem leaves concave, 1 × 0.5 mm excluding acumen; acumen piliferous, 0.5+ mm. Specialized asexual reproduction unknown. Sporophytes unknown.

Shaded rock, humid sites; low elevations (0-100 m); B.C.

Wijkia carlottae, found in the Queen Charlotte Islands and Haida Gwaii, is closely related to W. tanytricha (Montagne) H. A. Crum of southeastern Asia, and the plants differ mainly in size and habit. Its exclusively vegetative reproduction indicates a clone that is slowly disseminated, because sporophytes and specialized vegetative reproduction are lacking.


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