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Fontinalis hypnoides C. J. Hartman [Fontinalaceae]


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Fontinalis hypnoides

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   Welch (1960) treats Fontinalis duriae and F. hypnoides as separate species, while Lawton (1971) treats them as separate varieties. This distinction is disputed by Crum & Anderson (1981); and I agree with the latter conclusion. I have on several occasions found drying ponds in northern California with the plants in the more centrally located, presumably wetter sites having the broad and flaccid leaves of F. duriae while the peripheral sites contained plants assignable to F. hypnoides.


Vouchers: Alpine Co.: Grass Lake west of Luther Pass, Eldorado National Forest, Norris 71321; El Dorado Co.: Ropi Lake, Desolation Wilderness, Eldorado National Forest, Norris 71110; Lake Co.: Blue Slides Lake south of Snow Mountain Wilderness, Mendocino National Forest, Toren 5261 (CAS) [determined by Allen]; Nevada Co.: about 0.5 mile northeast of Bowman Lake, Tahoe National Forest, Ahart 10611 (UC); Plumas Co.: headwaters of Feather River, Austin s.n. (UC); Mono Co.: near Barney Lake, Toiyabe National Forest, Norris 67170; Shasta Co.: Highway 299 about 1 mile west of Montgomery Creek, Norris 68597; Siskiyou Co.: Taylor Lake, Klamath National Forest, Norris 83432; Tulare Co.: Big Meadows off of Forest Road 14S11, Sequoia National Forest, Shevock & York 13664.

Literature: McGrew 1976. As Fontinalis hypnoides var. duriaei Lawton 1971; Toren 1977. As Fontinalis duriaei Koch 1950a. As Fontinalis nitida Frantz and Cordone 1967; Welch 1960.

Geographic subdivisions for
Fontinalis hypnoides: CaR, NW, SN, SNE.
map of distribution

Illustration References: Flowers 1973; Ireland 1982; Koponen et al. 1995; Lawton 1971; Welch 1960.

drawing by Montalvo of Flowers 2225

Fontinalis hypnoides
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© 2012 John Game
Fontinalis hypnoides
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© 2012 John Game

More photos of Fontinalis hypnoides in CalPhotos

Elevation by latitude plot for Fontinalis hypnoides
   in California