Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Anomodon rostratus (Hedwig) Schimper

Family: Anomodontaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Anomodon rostratus is a pleurocarpous moss easily confused with the smaller Brachytheciaceae with just a loupe. However, under the compound microscope the hair tips are obvious, as well as the hexagonal leaf cells. Even more obvious is that the leaf is nearly opaque due to the many papillae on each cell. The leaf margins are commonly revolute. The costa is yellow, sunken, and ends well before the leaf tip. Anomodon rostratus is found at middle elevation growing on rocks.
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Anomodon rostratus (dry), photo Russ Kleinman, Richard Felger, Ben Wilder & Karen Blisard, Mogollon Mtns., Rain Creek Canyon, July 1, 2010



Anomodon rostratus (wet), 3x macro, photo Russ Kleinman, Richard Felger, Ben Wilder & Karen Blisard, Mogollon Mtns., Rain Creek Canyon, July 1, 2010



Anomodon rostratus, 200x photomicrograph of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Richard Felger, Ben Wilder & Karen Blisard, Mogollon Mtns., Rain Creek Canyon, July 1, 2010



Anomodon rostratus, 400x photomicrograph of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Richard Felger, Ben Wilder & Karen Blisard, Mogollon Mtns., Rain Creek Canyon, July 1, 2010



Anomodon rostratus, 200x photomicrograph of different leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Richard Felger, Ben Wilder & Karen Blisard, Mogollon Mtns., Rain Creek Canyon, July 1, 2010



Anomodon rostratus, 400x photomicrograph of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Richard Felger, Ben Wilder & Karen Blisard, Mogollon Mtns., Rain Creek Canyon, July 1, 2010


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