moss-Entodon seductrix

Entodon seductrix
(family Entodontaceae)

Entodon seductrix photo by Bob Klips

Entodon seductrix on slag along railroad in Caledonia. Marion County, Ohio. March 22, 2008.

Entodon seductrix photo by Bob Klips

Entodon seductrix on limestone fence alongside Griggs Reservoir in Franklin County, Ohio. September 15, 2013.

Entodon seductrix photo by Bob klips

Entodon seductrix on limestone fence alongside Griggs Reservoir in Franklin County, Ohio. September 15, 2013.

Entodon seductrix photo by Bob Klips

Entodon seductrix on limestone fence alongside Griggs Reservoir in Franklin County, Ohio. September 15, 2013.

Entodon seductrix photo by Bob Klips

Entodon seductrix at base of tree in Pigeye, Miami County, Ohio. December 31, 2011.

Entodon seductrix photo by Bob Klips

Leaf of Entodon seductrix from alongside Griggs Reservoir in Franklin County, Ohio. January 16, 2011.

Entodon seductrix photo by Bob Klips

Entodon seductrix at Kraus Woods in Delaware County, Ohio. April 4, 2014.

Entodon seductrix photo by Bob Klips

Entodon seductrix on slag along railroad in Caledonia. Marion County, Ohio. March 22, 2008.

Entodon seductrix photo by Bob Klips

Entodon seductrix at Terradise in Caledonia. Marion County, November 21, 2007.

Entodon seductrix photo by Bob Klips

Entodon seductrix at Ohio State University at Marion, November 9, 2007.

Entodon seductrix photo by Bob Klips

Entodon seductrix at Kraus Woods in Delaware, Ohio, November 4, 2007.

How to recognize Entodon seductrix:  The stems and branches of this mat-forming calcareous loving moss have very shiny leaves and appear julaceous (worm-like). The 1-2 mm leaves are ovate elliptical with a sharp point and very convex. The cylindrical capsules are upright and the seta is reddish. Under the microscope the alar cells are squarish and extend in rows of 10-20 cells up the edge of the leaf; the other cells are linear. The cylindrical stems and branches can be somewhat flattened and it may be confused with complanate Entodon species, but the teeth of the outer peristome are smooth or slightly papillose at midtooth in this species.

Where to find Entodon seductrix: This moss is found on calcareous rocks and logs and tree bases throughout eastern North America.
 

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