Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Funaria hygrometrica Hedwig var. hygrometrica

Family: Funariaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
Funaria convoluta Hampe
Funaria megapoda C. Mueller
Funaria orthopoda Ther.
Funaria hygrometrica Hedwig var. convoluta (Hampe) Grout

This moss is found in small clumps in the mud flats along the Gila River. The globose terminal paraphyseal cells and the large, clear laminal cells identify it as part of the Funariaceae. In the Funariaceae, identification even to the genus level requires sporophytes. The sporophyte of Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica is pyriform, with a bright red annulus and mouth that is oblique to the axis of the capsule.
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Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica (5x macro dry), photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 5x macro wet, photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 5x macro wet showing antheridia and paraphyses, photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 40x photomicrograph of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 40x photomicrograph of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 40x photomicrograph of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 40x photomicrograph of leaf with antheridia & paraphyses, photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 100x photomicrograph of leaf base with antheridia & paraphyses, photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 200x photomicrograph of midleaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 400x photomicrograph of midleaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 100x photomicrograph of leaf tip, photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 400x photomicrograph of leaf tip, photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 5x macro of capsule, photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 5x macro of capsule, photo Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard & Andy Anderson, Cliff, Lichte Center along the Gila River, January 5, 2011



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 5x macro of stem with paraphyses, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Catron County, Little Creek at Hwy 15, December 10, 2012



Funaria hygrometrica var. hygrometrica, 3x macro wet, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Catron County, Little Creek at Hwy 15, December 10, 2012


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