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anacolia moss

Habit Plants yellowish or reddish.

1–5 cm.


imbricate or distal leaves divaricate when dry, spreading to recurved when moist, narrowly ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, distal lamina 2-stratose toward costa, 3- or 4-stratose at margins, 2–6.5 mm;

margins coarsely doubly serrate distally;

costa excurrent to long-excurrent, abaxial surface rough;

inner basal laminal cells elongated oblong;

distal cells short-rectangular to linear, to 45 × 3–7 µm, prorulose at both ends.


2–3 mm;

operculum short-conic;

peristome absent.


23–28 µm].

[seta 0.2–0.8 cm.

Anacolia laevisphaera

Habitat Dry to moist soil, rock crevices, talus slopes
Elevation moderate to high elevations (1000-1700 m) (moderate to high elevations (3300-5600 ft))
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AZ; CO; NM; Mexico; Central America; South America; West Indies; Asia; Africa
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The prominently prorulose laminal cells and well-differentiated cells of the leaf base distinguish Anacolia laevisphaera from A. menziesii. When sterile, Bartramia stricta may be mistaken for A. laevisphaera. The basal laminal cells of this species are subquadrate, to short-rectangular toward the margins, and 20 × 10–12 µm.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 28, p. 101.
Parent taxa Bartramiaceae > Anacolia
Sibling taxa
A. menziesii
Synonyms Glyphocarpa laevisphaera
Name authority (Taylor) Flowers: in A. J. Grout, Moss Fl. N. Amer. 2: 155. (1935)
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