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1. Amblyodon dealbatus (Hedwig) P. Beauvois in F. Cuvier, Dict. Sci. Nat. 2: 23. 1804. (as Amblyodum dealbatum).

Meesia dealbata Hedwig, Sp. Musc. Frond., 174, plate 41, figs. 6-9. 1801

Plants to 1(-2.5) cm. Stem leaves loosely erect to flexuose when dry, erect-spreading when moist, 2-4 mm; base not decurrent; margins entire or subentire; apex sharply acuminate-acute; costa wide, ending well before apex; laminal cells pellucid. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 1.2-4 cm. Capsule 2-3 mm. Spores 30-40 ┬Ám.

Rotting wood, organic soil, rich fens scattered across boreal zone; low to high elevations; Alta., B.C., Man., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.W.T., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Yukon; Alaska, Colo., Mich., Minn., Mont., Wis., Wyo.; Europe; Asia.

Amblyodon dealbatus is distinguished from species of Meesia by its lax, thin-walled laminal cells.


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