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Sphagnum fallax (Klinggr.) Klinggr.

Synonym
  • Sphagnum brevifolium (Lindb. ex Braithw.) Röll
  • Sphagnum fallax subsp. isoviitae (Flatberg) M.O.Hill, S. isoviitae Flatberg
  • Sphagnum recurvum var. brevifolium (Lindb. ex Braithw.) Warnst.
  • Sphagnum recurvum var.mucronatum (Russ.) Warnst.
Vernacular Name
Flat-topped Bog-moss
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Conservation status
No status defined
Value of species
Remarks
Detail
Plants moderate-sized, fairly stiff-stemmed; green, brownish green, pale yellow, golden yellow, yellow and brown; capitulum hemispherical and not 5-radiate to somewhat 5-radiate in shade-grown or wet-grown forms. Stems pale green to pale brown, superficial cortex of 2 layers of moderately differentiated cells. Stem leaves triangular to lingulate-triangular, 0.8-1.2 mm, mostly appressed to the stem, apex acute to apiculate, hyaline cells mostly efibrillose and nonseptate. Branches straight, mostly unranked, but can be 5-ranked in wet-growing forms, leaves little elongated at distal branch ends. Branch fascicles with 2 spreading and 2-3 pendent branches. Branch stems green but proximal end sometimes red, with cortex enlarged with conspicuous retort cells. Branch leaves ovate-lanceolate, greater than 1.2 mm, straight, undulate and sharply recurved when dry, margins entire; hyaline cells on convex surface with usually 1 round pore per cell at apical end, on concave side with round wall thinnings in the cell ends and angles; chlorophyllous cells triangular and just reaching or slightly enclosed within the concave surface. Sexual condition dioicous. Spores 25-31 µm; proximal surface finely papillose, distal surface pusticulate with bifurcated Y-mark sculpture; proximal laesura less than 0.5 spore radius.
Book reference
  • Кузярін А.Т. Мохоподібні (Marchantiophyta, Bryophyta) території торфовища "Білогорща" (Розточчя) // Наукові записки Державного природознавчого музею. - Львів, 2010. - 26. - С.113-122.
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Experts
  • Anastasiia SAVYTSKA, e-mail: asavitska@gmail.com

Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Plantae
Viridiplantae
Bryophyta
Sphagnopsida_unranked_taxon
Sphagnopsida
Sphangales
Sphagnaceae
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