Plants of the Gila Wilderness-- Bryophytes

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Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Acrocarpous vs. Pleurocarpous Mosses


Mosses can be divided into two main categories, the Acrocarps and the Pleurocarps. Acrocarpous mosses produce their sporophytes (seta and capsules) at the ends of main stems, grow in an obviously vertical orientation, and are sparsely branched usually. Pleurocarpous mosses produce sporophytes laterally from the sides of stems, grow in a horizontal spreading manner, and are usually much branched.


Acrocarpous Mosses
Aulacomniaceae
Aulacomnium palustre
Bartramiaceae
Anacolia laevisphaera
Philonotis fontana
Philonotis marchica
Bryaceae
Bryum argenteum
Bryum lanatum
Bryum miniatum
Gemmabryum caespiticium
Gemmabryum dichotomum
Imbribryum gemmiparum
Plagiobryoides incrassatolimbata
Ptychostomum pseudotriquetrum
Rhodobryum ontariense
Rosulabryum laevifilum
Dicranaceae
Brothera leana
Dicranoweisia crispula
Dicranum montanum
Dicranum rhabdocarpum
Dicranum scoparium
Symblepharis vaginata
Ditrichaceae
Ceratodon purpureus
Encalyptaceae
Encalypta ciliata
Encalypta vulgaris
Funariaceae
Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica
Grimmiaceae
Coscinodon calyptratus
Grimmia anodon
Grimmia laevigata
Grimmia longirostris
Grimmia ovalis
Grimmia pulvinata
Jaffueliobryum wrightii
Schistidium rivulare
Meesiaceae
Leptobryum pyriforme
Mniaceae
Mnium arizonicum
Plagiomnium cuspidatum
Plagiomnium medium
Pohlia cruda
Pohlia nutans
Rhizomnium punctatum
Orthotrichaceae
Orthotrichum anomalum
Orthotrichum diaphanum
Orthotrichum pumilum
Orthotrichum rupestre
Polytrichaceae
Atrichum selwynii
Polytrichum juniperinum
Pottiaceae
Barbula convoluta var. convoluta
Barbula unguiculata
Bryoerythrophyllum recurvirostre
Crossidium squamiferum
Crumia latifolia
Didymodon australasiae
Didymodon rigidulus var. rigidulus
Didymodon tophaceus
Didymodon vinealis
Gymnostomum aeruginosum
Leptodontium flexifolium
Molendoa sendtneriana
Pseudocrossidium crinitum
Pseudocrossidium replicatum
Syntrichia bartramii
Syntrichia fragilis
Syntrichia laevipila
Syntrichia ruralis
Tortella tortuosa
Tortula inermis
Tortula cf plinthobia/muralis
Trichostomum tenuirostre
Weissia controversa
Weissia ligulifolia
Timmiaceae
Timmia megapolitana
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Pleurocarpous Mosses
Anomodontaceae
Anomodon attenuatus
Anomodon minor
Anomodon rostratus
Amblystegiaceae
Amblystegium riparium
Amblystegium serpens
Amblystegium serpens var. juratzkanum
Amblystegium varium
Campylium chrysophyllum
Conardia compacta
Cratoneuron filicinum
Drepanocladus aduncus
Sanionia uncinata
Brachytheciaceae
Brachythecium acuminatum
Brachythecium albicans
Brachythecium collinum
Brachythecium fendleri
Brachythecium oxycladon
Brachythecium rivulare
Brachythecium salebrosum
Brachythecium stereopoma
Brachythecium velutinum
Eurhynchium pulchellum
Platyhypnidium riparioides
Rhynchostegium serrulatum
Climaciaceae
Climacium dendroides
Entodontaceae
Entodon seductrix
Fabroniaceae
Fabronia pusilla
Fissidentaceae
Fissidens bryoides
Fissidens crispus
Fissidens sublimbatus
Fontinalaceae
Fontinalis antipyretica
Fontinalis hypnoides
Hedwigiaceae
Braunia secunda
Hedwigia ciliata
Hypnaceae
Calliergonella lindbergii
Homomallium mexicanum
Hypnum cupressiforme var. cupressiforme
Hypnum revolutum
Hypnum vaucheri
Platydictya jungermannioides
Platygyrium fuscoluteum
Pylaisiella polyantha
Taxiphyllum deplanatum
Leskeaceae
Haplocladium angustifolium
Lescuraea arizonae
Lindbergia brachyptera
Pseudoleskea radicosa
Pseudoleskeella tectorum
Neckeraceae
Neckera pennata
Rhytidiaceae
Rhytidium rugosum
Thuidiaceae
Thuidium delicatulum
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