Species description: Species name describing the nodding sporangium.
Reproduction: Sporophytes common; sporangia light red-brown, not glossy, maturing in summer.
Distinguishing characteristics: This is an extremely common and widespread species throughout British Columbia, especially frequent at high elevations and in higher latitudes. There is no reliable field character, however, to separate it from many species of Pohlia and Bryum.
Habit: Forming short, dense, light green to dark green turfs.
Similar Species: (See Distinguishing Features.)
Habitat / Range
Mineral soil banks, humus soil and rotten logs in somewhat shaded to sunny sites from sea level to alpine elevations.
Circumpolar in the Northern Hemisphere, extending in North America southward to Mexico (where rare).
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2017. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed:
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