Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Hypnum vaucheri Lesquereux

Family: Hypnaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Hypnum vaucheri resembles H. cupressiforme and some authors have considered it to be synonymous with that taxon. Here we will consider it a separate taxon, differing from H. cupressiforme in having broader leaves, more chlorophyllose alar cells, and central laminar cells that are 25-40 microns long rather than 50-100 microns as in H. cupressiforme. The lower stem leaves of H. vaucheri are brownish. Both taxa are found in moist middle to upper elevation forest.
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Hypnum vaucheri, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, November 24, 2010



Hypnum vaucheri, 3x macro, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, November 24, 2010



Hypnum vaucheri, 100x photomicrograph of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, November 24, 2010



Hypnum vaucheri, 400x photomicrograph of mid laminar cells, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, November 24, 2010


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