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Sphagnum magellanicum Brid.

Synonym
Vernacular Name
Magellanic Bog-moss
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Conservation status
No status defined
Value of species
Remarks
Detail
Plants moderate-sized to robust, somewhat lax in shade forms to quite compact and stiff in open grown forms; green to pinkish green to reddish purple; forms lawns in shaded habitats and low to moderately tall, dense hummocks in open habitats. Stems green to purplish red, superficial cortical cells with spiral reinforcing fibrils clearly visible, usually 1 or 2 pores per cell, comb-fibrils lacking on interior wall. Stem leaves to 2 ´ 0.7 mm; rarely hemiisophyllous; hyaline cells non-ornamented, mostly nonseptate. Branches long and tapering to short and pointed, leaves loosely imbricate. Branch fascicles with 2--3 spreading and 2--3 pendent branches. Branch stems with hyaline cells non-ornamented; no or weak funnel-like projections on the interior end walls, large round pores on superficial cell wall. Branch leaves broadly ovate, to 2 ´ 1 mm or more wide, broadly ovate, hyaline cells non-ornamented, convex surface with round to elliptic pores along the commissures,; chlorophyllous cells short-elliptic in transverse section and well-enclosed on both surfaces. Sexual condition dioicous. Capsules with numerous pseudostomata .Spores 22--30 µm; roughly papillose to nearly smooth, with distinct Y-mark sculpture on distal surface; proximal laesura 0.50--0.80 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