Species name denoting raw or uncooked, presumably in reference to the opalescent sheen of the leaves that sometimes characterizes uncooked meat.
Sporophytes occasional, maturing in spring, light red brown when ripe, varying from erect to nodding.
The toothed, opalescent, glossy leaves, the occasionally erect to suberect sporangia and the shaded terrestrial or cliff crevice habitat are all useful features.
Forming loose, opalescent, glossy short turfs.
In Pohlia only P. cruda shows the glossy, opalescent leaves.
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
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Pohlia cruda var. oregonensis (Par.) Wijk & Margad.