Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Fabronia pusilla Raddi

Family: Fabroniaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Fabronia pusilla is a very small pleurocarpous moss with leaves less than 0.5mm long. The leaf edges are usually coarsely toothed but some leaves may be almost entire. The cells are usually hexagonal at midleaf. The capsules are short and goblet shaped and when young are covered in long cilia. Fabronia pusilla is found mixed with other mosses and liverworts hiding in shady moist areas or in crevices in rock faces.
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Fabronia pusilla, photo Russ Kleinman, Kelly Allred & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, August 19, 2010



Fabronia pusilla, 100x photomicrgraph of stem, photo Russ Kleinman, Kelly Allred & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, August 19, 2010



Fabronia pusilla, 200x photomicrograph of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Kelly Allred & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, August 19, 2010



Fabronia pusilla, 400x photomicrograph of leaf with more subtle teeth, photo Russ Kleinman, Kelly Allred & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, August 19, 2010



Fabronia pusilla, 5x macro of sporophytes, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Gold Gulch Spring in a hollow in a cliff wall, October 17, 2010



Fabronia pusilla, 5x macro of sporophytes, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Gold Gulch Spring in a hollow in a cliff wall, October 17, 2010


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