moss-Eurhynchium hians

Eurhynchium hians

Eurhynchium hians at Batelle Darby Metro Park, Franklin County, Ohio. March 7, 2014.

Eurhynchium hians at Batelle Darby Metro Park, Franklin County, Ohio. March 7, 2014.

Eurhynchium hians photo by Bob Klips

Eurhynchium hians at Batelle Darby Metro Park, Franklin County, Ohio. March 7, 2014.

Eurhynchium hians photo by Bob Klips

Eurhynchium hians at a private preserve in Delaware County, Ohio. November 4, 2007.

Eurhynchium hians photo by Bob Klips

Eurhynchium hians leaves.

Eurhynchium hians photo by Bob Klips

Eurhynchium hians leaf tip, from private preserve in Delaware County, Ohio. November 4, 2007.

Eurhynchium hians photo by Bob klips

Eurhynchium hians at a private preserve in Delaware County, Ohio. November 4, 2007.

 

How to recognize Eurhynchium hiansThis moss is a small mat forming moss with ovate leaves and an acute tip, and stem-leaf middle cells 24-50 microns long. There are teeth all around the leaf and the single costa usually projects as a short spine from the back of the leaf. If the capsule is present the seta is papillose. Branch leaves are 0.8-1.4mm long. Some of these details are used to distinguish this moss from its sister moss, Eurhynchium pulchellum, which has shorter branch leaves, and longer leaf cells and a smooth seta. Both of them have long beaks on their capsule lids, operculum, as well as toothy leaves and costal spines.

Where to see Eurhynchium hiansLook for this moss on calcareous soil, or rocks in wet places or near streams. It is found mostly in the Southeastern and Midwestern parts of the United States.

 

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