Species name describing the undulations of the leaves.
Sporophytes occasional, red-brown and grooved when ripe in late spring.
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.
Forming pale, yellow-green to whitish-green mats of undulate leafed shoots.
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.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: Some Common Mosses of BC
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