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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 27 | Bruchiaceae | Bruchia

7. Bruchia ravenelii Wilson ex Sullivant in A. Gray, Manual ed. 2. 617. 1856.

Distal leaves long-subulate beyond an elliptic, ovate or obovate base, 1.2-2.7 mm, leaf base usually strongly differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells short- to long-rectangular. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 0.2-0.5 mm. Capsule neck short, bluntly conic. Spores reticulate. Calyptra strongly papillose.

Capsules mature winter. Moist, sandy soil; mostly low but occasionally moderate elevations; Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., N.C., Ohio, S.C., Tex.

Bruchia ravenelii is one of the most commonly collected species of the genus. The short, conic capsule neck is distinctive.


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