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strongly julaceous.


loosely imbricate when dry, strongly concave, 0.6–1.2 mm;

costa ending mid leaf or 2/3 leaf length, rarely percurrent;

distal laminal cells elongate-vermicular, 60–100 µm, 8–10:1, walls sinuate.


2–3 cm.


inclined to nodding, brown or red-brown, ovate-pyriform, 1–2 mm;

peristome double;

endostome basal membrane high, segments broadly perforated, cilia 1–3, appendiculate to nodose.


8–13 µm.


asexual reproduction absent.

Anomobryum julaceum

Phenology Capsules mature Jun–Sep.
Habitat Acidic seepy or damp soil, soil over rock, ledges
Elevation low to high elevations (0-4000 m) (low to high elevations (0-13100 ft))
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AK; CA; CO; CT; MI; MN; NC; NY; PA; WI; AB; BC; NT; NU; YT; Mexico; Central America; South America; Africa; Greenland; Eurasia; Subantarctic Islands

Anomobryum julaceum is a widespread boreal-temperate species; capsules are very rare. Material from southern California and Mexico has been referred to var. mexicanum Schimper, but this variety is not recognized here.

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

Source FNA vol. 28, p. 121.
Parent taxa Bryaceae > Anomobryum
Sibling taxa
A. concinnatum
Synonyms Bryum julaceum, Pohlia filiformis
Name authority (Schrader ex P. Gaertner: Syn. Musc. Eur., 382. (1860)
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