Species description: Species name describing the undulations of the leaves.
Reproduction: Sporophytes occasional, red-brown and grooved when ripe in late spring.
Distinguishing characteristics: The habitat on soil, humus or rotten logs combined with the pale, yellow-green to whitish-green colour, the flattened leafy shoots in which the leaves are undulate, plus irregular branching, lack of obvious glossiness and presence of grooved sporangia on a long seta make this moss distinctive.
Habit: Forming pale, yellow-green to whitish-green mats of undulate leafed shoots.
Similar Species: From other species of Plagiothecium, the strongly undulate, pale yellow-green to whitish-green, barely glossy leaves are usually enough to separate this species. See, however, notes under Neckera and Metaneckera and Plagiothecium denticulatum.
Habitat / Range
Rotten logs, humus and rocks in humid, shaded forest sites near the coast and mainly at lower elevations.
Widespread in Europe and western North America; in North America from southeastern Alaska to northern California and eastward to Idaho.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. 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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