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2. Braunia secunda (Hooker) Bruch & Schimper, Bryol. Europ. 3: 161. 1846.

Hedwigia secunda Hooker, Musci Exot. 1: plate 46. 1818

Stems with stolons lateral on primary and secondary stems and branches. Leaves with margins recurved from base to apex; distal medial laminal cell walls strongly sinuate. Sexual condition paroicous.

Capsules mature spring. Shaded or exposed acidic cliffs, boulders, rock, igneous rock faces, shaded ravines, with Arctostaphylos in Pinus and Quercus woodlands; moderate to high elevations (1500-2000 m); Ariz., N.Mex., Tex.; Mexico; Central America; South America; Asia (India); Africa.

The leaf apices of Braunia secunda are longer and narrower than those of B. andrieuxii, and the leaf is more lanceolate and long-acuminate.


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