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California Moss eFlora
|Jan 1 2013 ·|
Atractylocarpus has only recently been found in California, and the species represents a major range extension from central Mexico. It is one example of the cluster of acrocarpous mosses with somewhat asymmetric leaves and with the costa filling most of the leaf base. A median leaf cross-section will clearly separate it from other such mosses. There is both a strong dorsal and ventral stereid band with a clearly defined dorsal and ventral epidermis on that costa. Unlike Campylopus, Atractylocarpus has a symmetrical and cylindric capsule on an erect seta. Our specimens grow on seepages on cliffs formed by roadcuts.
see key to Campylopus Etc.
Atractylocarpus flagellaceus (C. Müller Hal.) R. S. Williams
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