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Syntrichia ruralis (Hedwig) Weber & D. Mohr [Pottiaceae]
map of distribution
photo by Game drawing by Montalvo of Steere 10446
Syntrichia_ruralis: Species treatment still being edited. Mail a correction to Paul Wilson ·
LiteratureShevock and Toren 2001. As Barbula ruralis Sullivant 1856. As Tortula intermedia Holmberg 1969; Koch 1950a; Koch and Ikenberry 1954; Sayre 1940; Sigal 1975; Spjut 1971; Steere 1954. As Tortula ruraliformis Koch 1950a. As Tortula ruralis Bourell 1981; Bradshaw 1926; Coville 1893; Crum and Anderson 1981; Harpel 1980a; Harthill et al. 1979; Jamieson 1969; Kingman 1912; Koch 1950a, 1951e; Koch and Ikenberry 1954; Lawton 1971; Lesquereux 1868; Lesquereux and James 1884; Long 1978; McCleary 1972; McGrew 1976; Mishler 1978; Showers 1982; Spjut 1971; Strid 1974; Toren 1977; Yurky 1990, 1995. As Tortula ruralis var. crinita Harpel 1980a; Mishler 1978. As Tortula montana Howe 1897; Millspaugh and Nuttall 1923.
IllustrationsMalcolm et al. 2009 p. 149; Crum and Anderson 1981; Flowers 1973; Ignatov and Ignatova 2003; Ireland 1982; Lawton 1971; Sharp et al. 1994; Smith 1978; Zander 1993.
NotesCompared to Syntrichia princeps (also a large plant) the leaves taper gradually from one third of leaf length to a truncate tip. The costa in cross-section lacks hydroids (the little star below the guide cells). "ôLena Coleman
BioregionsCaR, CW, DMoj, DSon, MP, NW, SN, SNE, SW.
VouchersKern Co.: Kelso Creek Road about 2 miles south of Bird Springs Pass junction, Shevock 14883; Los Angeles Co.: between Black Jack Campground and Orizaba Mountain, Santa Catalina Island, Shevock & Thorne 4035; San Bernardino Co.: Granite Mountains, Mojave National Preserve, Norris, Shevock, & Barahona 87762; San Diego Co.: Old Highway Road near Bankhead Springs, Norris & Piippo 82116; San Mateo Co.: Lake Pilarcitos, Koch 3371 (UC); Shasta Co.: Coffee Creek at East Fork Coffee Creek, Norris & Hermann 22585.
keyimagelink(25%)http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/imgs/512x768/0000_0000/1212/2060.jpeg caption: photo by Coleman 195

Elevation by latitude plot for Syntrichia ruralis
   in California

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