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Sciuro-hypnum populeum (Hedw.) Ignatov & Huttunen

Synonym
Vernacular Name
Matted Feather-moss
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Conservation status
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Remarks
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Plants small to medium-sized, in dense or loose tufts, green, yellowish green, or brownish yellow. Stems to 5 cm, creeping, straight to slightly flexuose, densely foliate, irregularly pinnate, branches to 7 mm, straight to slightly curved, terete-foliate. Stem leaves erect-appressed to erect, closely imbricate, ovate-lanceolate, , weakly concave, not or indistinctly plicate, 1.2-1.9 × 0.4-0.6 mm; base moderately broad-decurrent; margins plane or recurved in places (more commonly proximally), serrulate to subentire; apex gradually tapered, short-acuminate; costa to 80-100% leaf length, moderately strong, terminal spine sometimes present; alar cells similar to juxtacostal cells; laminal cells elongate or sometimes rhomboidal, 25-80 × 5-8µm; basal cells subquadrate to quadrate, relatively small, region in 5 rows, . Branch leaves with abaxial costa surface somewhat serrate. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta reddish, 0.8-1.5 cm, rough, sometimes slightly so. Capsule slightly to moderately inclined, reddish, ovate, slightly curved dorsally, 1-2 mm. Spores 12-16 µm.
Book reference
  • Данилків І.С., Рабик І.В. Мохоподібні (Bryophyta) природного заповідника «Медобори» // Чорноморський ботанічний журнал. – 2007. - Т.3, №1. - С.85-99.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Plantae
Viridiplantae
Bryophyta
Bryopsida_unranked_taxon
Bryopsida
Hypnales
Brachythecioideae