moss-Anomodon minor

Anomodon minor
“rounded tongue moss”

Anomodon minor photo by Bob Klips

Anomodon minor at Mt. Gilead State Park, Morrow County, Ohio. December 9, 2013.

Anomodon minor photo by Bob Klips

Anomodon minor at Mt. Gilead State Park, Morrow County, Ohio. December 9, 2013.

Anomodon minor photo by Bob Klips

Anomodon minor at Mt. Gilead State Park, Morrow County, Ohio. December 9, 2013.

Anomodon minor photo by Bob Klips

Anomodon minor at Duranceaux Park, Delaware County, Ohio. April 24, 2011.

Anomodon minor photo by Bob Klips

Anomodon minor habitat at Duranceaux Park, Delaware County, Ohio. April 24, 2011.

Anomodon minor sporophytes

Anomodon minor at Myers Woods, Marion County, Ohio. December 12, 2007.

Anomodon minor photo by Bob Klips

Anomodon minor leaves.

How to recognize Anomodon minor:  At first glance this moss resembles A. attenuatus but it never has attenuate stems and branches; examination with a handlens reveals the tongue-shaped leaves, described as oblong lingulate in moss florae. But it does have the other characteristic of dullness from the multiple papillae associated with each leaf cell. The microscope reveals the papillose crenulate leaf margins and the small round cells at the rounded leaf tip; these cells are longer and less papillose at the leaf base.

Where to find Anomodon minor:  Look at tree bases and rocks. It is less common in Ohio than Anomodon attenuatus.

Anomodon-minor-simplemap

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