May 28, 2024

A Dendroalsia Mini Quest

Last weekend I was surprised to find Dendroalsia abietina at around 600m elevation on a small mountain at the edge of Comox Lake. It was growing on both rocks and maples alongside its longtime companion, Antitrichia californica. As is often the case when any of us make the mistake of thinking we understand how another organism truly works, this brought me back to square one. D. abietina is endemic to the Western North America, with a range extending from southern California to Campell River area of British Columbia to the north, with herbarium records concentrated around the coast also pockets of occurences into Alberta and Montana.

On southern Vancouver Island, it occurs lavishly on Garry Oaks, but it can also be seen on various street trees. As the native oaks disappear up island, it seems to loiter on Big Leaf Maple, usually about 10' up the trunk. It also finds a home on vertical-ish bedrock, especially with southern exposure. Below are a list of pet theories I've harboured to explain the distribution and needs of this moss. None have held.

Bark chemistry - Thrives on garry oak, but also maple and alder and occasionally conifers.
Loves it warm - Mostly mediterranean habitat, but also Idaho, Montana and Alberta. It must have some extreme cold tolerance.
Loves it dry - Flourishes in hot, mesic, S-facing habitats, but also present in deep understory of coastal forests, plus anomalous population at Looper Canyon.
Rock chemistry - thought it liked basic, limey rocks, but seems to show up on metavolcanic rocks. Perhaps limey veins help?
Aspect - South loving but found in all aspects on understory trunks of maple
Elevation/Winter Cold Typically at low elevations in this region, but also at 600m on rock in central Vancouver Island as well as much higher in Alberta, Idaho, Montana and the Okanagan.

By this logic, there are lots of gaps to fill for the distribution in the PNW. Areas all around Lake Cowichan and north of Alberni inlet should have populations. The northern-most extent is outside the CDF-zone, so why not Sayward and Tsitika. If it can tolerate 1500 east of the rockies, why not 1000m in a drier region west of the rockies? If it grows on limestone and basalt, oak and alder, why not Yellow Cedar or Granite? If you are out and about this summer, please consider joining the bryological side-quest to determine the geographical and ecological limits of Dendroalsia abietina.

Posted on May 28, 2024 06:09 PM by rambryum rambryum | 4 observations | 3 comments | Leave a comment

April 27, 2024

Quick Note on Faster IDing in iNaturalist review

The keyboard shortcuts for reviewing IDs are
A for agree
I for Identify
C for comment
Return to enter ID or Comment
Arrow right for next observation
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Posted on April 27, 2024 03:35 PM by rambryum rambryum | 3 comments | Leave a comment

March 22, 2024

Flora of North America Mosses of Arizona with Habitat and Elevation

Here is a link to the Mosses of Arizona as listed in the Flora of North America Database with habitat and elevation notes and linked Flora of North America treatments and illustrations.

Here are iNAT Mosses and Liverworts from Santa Rita / Mt. Wrightson Region.

And pasted below is a list of bryophyte taxa (with updated names but possibly anomalous records) known from the Santa Rita Range based on herbarium records from the Bryophyte Portal

Mosses
Amblystegium serpens
Anacolia menziesii
Anoectangium euchloron
Bartramia laevisphaera
Bartramia microstoma
Bartramia potosica
Bartramia robusta
Brachytheciastrum collinum
Brachytheciastrum fendleri
Brachytheciastrum velutinum
Brachythecium salebrosum
Braunia andrieuxii
Braunia secunda
Bryoerythrophyllum recurvirostrum
Bryum argenteum
Bryum lanatum
Campylium chrysophyllum
Campylopus savannarum
Campylopus tallulensis
Ceratodon purpureus
Claopodium rostratum
Claopodium whippleanum
Coscinodon calyptratus
Coscinodon cribrosus
Crossidium crassinervium
Dichodontium pellucidum
Dicranoweisia cirrata
Dicranum bonjeanii
Dicranum rhabdocarpum
Didymodon acutus
Didymodon icmadophilus
Didymodon rigidulus
Drepanocladus aduncus
Drepanocladus polygamus
Encalypta ciliata
Entosthodon bolanderi
Entosthodon muhlenbergii
Eucladium verticillatum
Eurhynchiastrum pulchellum
Fabronia ciliaris
Fabronia pusilla
Fissidens crispus
Fissidens fontanus
Fissidens sublimbatus
Funaria calvescens
Funaria hygrometrica
Geheebia fallax
Geheebia tophacea
Gemmabryum caespiticium
Gemmabryum exile
Gemmabryum valparaisense
Grimmia arizonae
Grimmia donniana
Grimmia longirostris
Grimmia montana
Grimmia ovalis
Grimmia pilifera
Gymnostomum aeruginosum
Gymnostomum calcareum
Haplocladium angustifolium
Haplocladium microphyllum
Hedwigia ciliata
Hedwigia emodica
Hedwigia nivalis
Homomallium mexicanum
Husnotiella revoluta
Hygroamblystegium tenax
Hygroamblystegium varium
Hymenostylium recurvirostrum
Hyophila involuta
Imbribryum gemmiparum
Imbribryum muehlenbeckii
Jaffueliobryum wrightii
Jochenia pallescens
Leptodontium flexifolium
Leptostomopsis systylia
Lescuraea arizonae
Lewinskya rupestris
Lindbergia mexicana
Mironia ehrenbergiana
Mnium marginatum
Molendoa sendtneriana
Oncophorus virens
Orthotrichum bartramii
Orthotrichum cylindrocarpum
Orthotrichum diaphanum
Orthotrichum pallens
Orthotrichum pumilum
Othotrichum anomalum
Philonotis capillaris
Philonotis fontana
Philonotis marchica
Plagiobryoides incrassatolimbata
Plagiobryoides vinosula
Plagiomnium rostratum
Platygyriella densa
Platygyrium fuscoluteum
Platyhypnum duriusculum
Pohlia cruda
Pohlia drummondii
Pohlia elongata
Pohlia nutans
Pohlia wahlenbergii
Polytrichum juniperinum
Pseudocrossidium replicatum
Pseudoleskeella tectorum
Ptychomitrium sinense
Ptychostomum creberrimum
Ptychostomum cyclophyllum
Ptychostomum intermedium
Ptychostomum pseudotriquetrum
Ptychostomum schleicheri
Ptychostomum turbinatum
Pylaisia polyantha
Pylaisia selwynii
Rhexophyllum subnigrum
Rhynchostegium riparioides
Rhynchostegium serrulatum
Rhytidium rugosum
Roaldia revolutum
Rosulabryum andicola
Rosulabryum billarderii
Rosulabryum billardierei
Schistidium ambiguum
Schistidium apocarpum
Schistidium rivulare
Scopelophila cataractae
Scopelophila ligulata
Sematophyllum demissum
Splachnobryum obtusum
Streblotrichum convolutum
Syntrichia bartramii
Syntrichia fragilis
Syntrichia lacerifolia
Syntrichia laevipila
Syntrichia montana
Syntrichia norvegica
Syntrichia pagorum
Syntrichia ruralis
Thuidium delicatulum
Timia anomala
Timmiella anomala
Timmiella crassinervis
Timmiella flexiseta
Tortella tortuosa
Tortula atrovirens
Tortula inermis
Tortula mucronifolia
Weissia controversa
Weissia ligulifolia
Zygodon viridissimus

Liverworts
Cephaloziella divaricata
Chiloscyphus polyanthos
Jungermannia cordifolia
Frullania eboracensis
Frullania inflata
Mannia californica
Mannia fragrans
Plagiochasma wrightii
Reboulia hemisphaerica
Solenostoma hyalinum

Hornwort
Phaeoceros laevis

Posted on March 22, 2024 03:30 PM by rambryum rambryum | 2 comments | Leave a comment

March 16, 2024

Taxonomic Garbage Dumps and the Bryophyte Nomenclator

When ferreting through older literature, you end up having to check to see if the names used then are still used now and if not find the newer name(s) that have since replaced the older ones. There are all sorts of helpful tools for doing this online. I have been partial to the Tropicos plant name database, but increasingly fascinated by the Bryophyte Nomenclator put together by John Atwood and John Brinda. For each taxon you enter, it will spit out the taxonomic heirarchy within said taxon, a list of synonyms and a list of original publications associated with the names given. The site has a synonymy search that gives a topline for the number of valid names and the number of names that have been used. Pasted below are a few examples. Some taxa are extremely bloated due to taxonomic habits grouping most upright mosses, creeping mosses or leafy liverworts under the same genus, while others are bloated due to an unceasing history or revision and reclassification. Whatever the case, it seems like there is a roughly 10:1 ratio of proposed names: currently accepted names. I've been fishing around trying to find a pattern for low ratios-- some verge on 2:1, which is pretty good for 300-ish years since the first bryophyte was assigned a binomial. You can see the 1735 treatment of Bryophytes by Linneaus here (look for "Cryptogamie" and note the OG bryos "Musci").

Bryum•4899 names•272 accepted
Polytrichum•711 names•43 accepted
Sphagnum•3596 names•320 accepted
Didymodon•688 names•91 accepted
Syntrichia•346 names•133 accepted

Hypnum•3679 names•81 accepted
Brachythecium•1060 names•167 accepted

Jungermannia•2454 names•53 accepted
Lophozia•462 names•30 accepted
Scapania•636 names•126 accepted
Lepidozia•487 names•156 accepted
Diplophyllum•83 names•27 accepted
Pleurozia•31 names•14 accepted

Marchantia•318 names•64 accepted
Asterella•122 names•55 accepted
Conocephalum•13 names•6 accepted

Anthoceros•343 names•70 accepted

Posted on March 16, 2024 04:43 PM by rambryum rambryum | 3 comments | Leave a comment

March 02, 2024

Brachytheciaceae of British Columbia

# Taxon Habitat Synonyms Basionyms
1 Brachytheciastrum collinum Soil, rock, xeric to mesic sunny to moderately shaded habitats Brachythecium collinum,B. collinum var. idahense,B. idahense,H. hillebrandii Hypnum collinum
2 Brachytheciastrum leibergii Soil, humus, litter, decaying logs, stumps, tree bases, rock, conifer forests, shrubs Brachythecium leibergii
3 Brachytheciastrum velutinum var. velutinum Mineral soil, humus, litter, decaying wood, trunk bases Brachythecium petrophilum Hypnum velutinum
4 Brachythecium acutum Wet soil, peat, fens, swamps, rotten logs in swampy forests Brachythecium pseudocollinum Hypnum acutum
5 Brachythecium albicans Soil, sandy, open and grassy places, rock Brachythecium albicans var. occidentale,B. beringianum,B. pseudoalbicans,Chamberlainia albicans Hypnum albicans
6 Brachythecium asperrimum Soil, rotten logs, trunks, lower branches of trees Brachythecium columbicorutabulum,B. gemmascens,B. pseudostarkei,B. spuriorutabulum,B. subintricatum,B. villardii Hypnum asperrimum
7 Brachythecium cirrosum Wet cliffs, rock outcrops, soil in arctic and mountain tundra, among other mosses Cirriphyllum cirrosum Hypnum cirrosum
8 Brachythecium coruscum Soil, rock, Arctic and alpine environments Brachythecium albicans var. groenlandicum,B. groenlandicum
9 Brachythecium erythrorrhizon var. erythrorrhizon Soil, rock, mountains Chamberlainia
10 Brachythecium frigidum Soil in wet places, moderate shade to open sun, rock, fallen trunks Chamberlainia Hypnum frigidum
11 Brachythecium rivulare Soil in wet places, wet semiliquid peat in alder and sedge swamps, alluvial sand banks along streams, temporary flooding depressions in xeric areas, wet mountain tundra, rock, logs, affected by temporary flooding Chamberlainia
12 Brachythecium rotaeanum Trees, bases and inclined trunks, fresh logs, soil, rock Brachythecium capillaceum,B. salebrosum var. capillaceum,Chamberlainia rotaeana,Hypnum salebrosum var. capillaceum
13 Brachythecium rutabulum Tree bases, rotten logs, litter and soil in forests, shaded rock, soil on lawns Chamberlainia Hypnum rutabulum
14 Brachythecium turgidum Soil, rock, exposed mesic to wet habitats Chamberlainia Hypnum salebrosum var. turgidum
15 Bryhnia hultenii Soil, rock, cliff bases, under dense Alnus canopy, bottom of gullies, sides of brooks, moderate to strong shade, wet to mesic places
16 Eurhynchiastrum pulchellum var. barnesii Soil, rock, decaying logs E. tayloriae Eurhynchium strigosum var. barnesii,E. pulchellum var. barnesii
17 Eurhynchiastrum pulchellum var. pulchellum Soil in forests, rock, decaying logs and stumps, tree bases, shady rock vertical surfaces, wet slopes of forested ravines, open ground in xeric steppe areas, among other mosses in tundra, granite, limestone Hypnum pulchellum
18 Homalothecium aeneum Calcareous rock, sandstone, granite, soil, rotten logs, tree trunks, forests, open areas Homalothecium nevadense var. aeneum Hypnum aeneum
19 Homalothecium arenarium Sandy soil, rock, coastal Camptothecium alsioides,C. arenarium Hypnum arenarium
20 Homalothecium aureum Rock, rocky soil, exposed and moderately shaded places Camptothecium amesiae,Homalothecium pinnatifidum Isothecium aureum
21 Homalothecium fulgescens Tree trunks, fallen logs, rock, moderate shade Camptothecium fulgescens,C. lutescens subsp. fulgescens,C. lutescens var. occidentale,Homalothecium lutescens subsp. fulgescens Hypnum fulgescens
22 Homalothecium megaptilum Litter in coniferous forests, among grasses in open sites, logs, rock Trachybryum megaptilum Camptothecium megaptilum
23 Homalothecium nevadense Calcareous rock, quartzite, granite, rotten logs, trunks, soil, forests, open areas Camptothecium,Camptothecium sect. Trachybryum,Trachybryum Hypnum nevadense
24 Homalothecium nuttallii Epiphytic on trunks and branches of hardwood trees and Douglas fir, forests and open stands, especially Quercus garryana, rock, rotten logs Camptothecium,Camptothecium sect. Trachybryum,Trachybryum Hypnum nuttallii
25 Kindbergia oregana Litter, soil rich in humus, rotten logs, forests, mesic, diffusely lighted places Hypnum oreganum
26 Kindbergia praelonga Soil, mesic to wet places, in or near forests Eurhynchium brittoniae,E. praelongum,E. praelongum var. californicum,E. praelongum var. stokesii,Kindbergia brittoniae Hypnum praelongum
27 Oxyrrhynchium hians Soil, open humus in forests, rock, rotten logs, tree bases, mesic to wet conditions, deep shade to sunny places Eurhynchium hians,Oxyrrhynchium hians subsp. rappii,O. rappii Hypnum hians
28 Pseudoscleropodium purum Lawns of urban areas, cemeteries, forest edges, discarded lawn clippings Scleropodium purum Hypnum purum
29 Rhynchostegium aquaticum Rock, running water of small streams and springs, beds of waterfalls, seepy cliffs, limestone areas Platyhypnidium aquaticum,Rhynchostegium obtusifolium,R. subrusciforme Hypnum aquaticum
30 Sciuro-hypnum hylotapetum Litter, duff, rotten wood, rock and mineral soil in coniferous forests Brachythecium hylotapetum
31 Sciuro-hypnum latifolium Rock, soil, wet, more or less open places, Arctic, alpine or northern boreal habitats, among other mosses, wet tundra, rich fens B. nelsonii,Sciuro-hypnum nelsonii Brachythecium latifolium
32 Sciuro-hypnum oedipodium Duff, decaying wood, humus, mineral soil, thin soil layers over rock Brachythecium collinum var. holzingeri,B. holzingeri,B. oedipodium Hypnum oedipodium
33 Sciuro-hypnum plumosum Rock along creeks, temporarily submerged, wet, shaded rock cliffs and outcrops, wet soil, bark of tree bases Brachythecium plumosum,Eurhynchium semiasperum Hypnum plumosum
34 Sciuro-hypnum populeum Rock, granitic boulders, limestone, concrete, base and trunks of deciduous trees, soil, exposed or moderately shaded, dry habitats Brachythecium populeum Hypnum populeum
35 Sciuro-hypnum reflexum Base of trees, hardwoods, conifers, wood and litter in boreal and hemiboreal forests Hypnum reflexum
36 Scleropodium cespitans Tree bases, tree roots, rotten logs, rock Scleropodium apocladum Hypnum cespitans
37 Scleropodium obtusifolium Rock and soil in wet places, temporarily submerged, along streams and small creek banks Stereodon obtusifolius
38 Scleropodium occidentale Sub aqua tic habitats
39 Scleropodium touretii var. colpophyllum Soil banks, soil over rock, concrete, rotten logs Scleropodium colpophyllum Eurhynchium colpophyllum
40 Scleropodium touretii var. touretii Shady grassy soil, shaded rock Hypnum touretii
Sum
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March 01, 2024

Mixed Table for Habitat, Geography, Elevation, Taxonomic accoutrements for BC Bryaceae

Trying to combine data sources from Bryophyte Portal and Flora of North America for Bryaceae.

# Species Authority Publication title Publication year Habitat Elevation FNA Page Bryoportal Distribution Map
1 Anomobryum concinnatum (Spruce) Lindberg Öfvers Kongl. Vetensk.-Akad. Förh. 1861 Acidic seepy or damp soil, soil over rock, ledges low to high elevations (0-3500 m) here here
2 Anomobryum julaceum (Schrader ex P. Gaertner Syn. Musc. Eur., 1860 Acidic seepy or damp soil, soil over rock, ledges low to high elevations (0-4000 m) here here
3 Bryum blindii Bruch & Schimper Bryol. Europ. 1846 Calcareous mineral soil, soil banks, cold-temperate to arctic-alpine regions low to high elevations (0-3500 m) here here
4 Bryum calobryoides J. R. Spence Bryologist 1987 Calcareous damp soil, rock moderate to high elevations (1000-3000 m) here here
5 Bryum lanatum (P. Beauvois) Bridel Muscol. Recent., suppl. 1817 Soil, soil over rock, rock in dry climates low to high elevations (0-4200 m) here here
6 Bryum oblongum Lindberg Meddeland. Soc. Fauna Fl. Fenn. 1883 Neutral mineral soil, soil banks, boreal to arctic-alpine regions low to moderate elevations (0-1500 m) here here
7 Gemmabryum barnesii (J. B. Wood ex Schimper) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2007 Dry to damp soil, sandy disturbed sites low to moderate elevations (0-1200 m) here here
8 Gemmabryum caespiticium (Hedwig) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2009 Disturbed soil, earth banks, rotten wood, rock, disturbed habitats low to high elevations (0-4000 m) here here
9 Gemmabryum dichotomum (Hedwig) J. R. Spence & H. P. Ramsay Phytologia 2005 Dry to moist soil, soil over rock low to high elevations (0-2000 m) here here
10 Gemmabryum subapiculatum (Hampe) J. R. Spence & H. P. Ramsay Phytologia 2005 Disturbed dry to damp soil, soil over siliceous rock, agricultural fields">here low to high elevations (0-2000 m) here
11 Gemmabryum tenuisetum (Limpricht) J. R. Spence & H. P. Ramsay Phytologia 2005 Damp to drying acidic soil low to moderate elevations (0-600 m) here here
12 Gemmabryum violaceum (Crundwell & Nyholm) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2007 Damp soil, soil over rock, disturbed sites low to moderate elevations (0-1000 m) here here
13 Imbribryum gemmiparum (De Notaris) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2007 Damp to wet calcareous soil, soil over rock, associated with springs low to high elevations (0-1800 m) here here
14 Imbribryum miniatum (Lesquereux) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2007 Damp to wet siliceous rock, soil over rock, associated with waterfalls or springs low to moderate elevations (0-1500 m) here here
15 Imbribryum muehlenbeckii (Bruch & Schimper) N. Pedersen Bryologist 2005 Damp shaded siliceous rock, soil in rock crevices, montane moderate to high elevations (500-3000 m) here here
16 Plagiobryum demissum (Hooker) Lindberg Öfvers. Kongl. Vetensk.-Akad. Förh. 1863 Moist, basic cliffs, humus soil in tundra low to high elevations (0-4200 m) here here
17 Plagiobryum zieri (Dickson ex Hedwig) Lindberg Öfvers. Kongl. Vetensk.-Akad. Förh. 1863 Ledges, crevices of moist or wet cliff faces, near waterfalls, substrates including basalt, shale, limestone low to high elevations (0-3000 m) here here
18 Ptychostomum archangelicum (Bruch & Schimper) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Dry calcareous soil in arctic tundra, alpine regions to the south low to high elevations here here
19 Ptychostomum arcticum (R. Brown) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Moist soil banks, wet soil low to high elevations (0-4500 m) here here
20 Ptychostomum bimum (Schreber) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Wet soil, soil over rock, rock low to high elevations (0-3000 m) here here
21 Ptychostomum cernuum (Hedwig) Hornschuch Syll. Pl. Nov. 1822 Wet soil, along streams, wetlands, calcareous habitats low to high elevations (0-3000 m) here here
22 Ptychostomum creberrimum (Taylor) J. R. Spence & H. P. Ramsay Phytologia 2005 Damp to dry soil, soil over rock low to high elevations (0-3500 m) here here
23 Ptychostomum cryophilum (Mårtensson) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Wet soil, rock in streams, wetlands, late melting snow beds low to high elevations (0-2000 m) here here
24 Ptychostomum cyclophyllum (Schwagrichen) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Wet sandy or organic soil, along streams, wetlands low to high elevations (0-3000 m) here here
25 Ptychostomum inclinatum (Swartz ex Bridel) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Capsules mature Jun-Aug. Dry soil, alpine or arctic tundra, circumpolar arctic-alpine,low to high elevations low to high elevations (0-4000 m) here here
26 Ptychostomum intermedium (Bridel) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Wet soil, boreal-temperate areas moderate elevations (1000-1500 m) here here
27 Ptychostomum knowltonii (Barnes) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Wet soil in arctic-alpine low to high elevations (0-4000 m) here here
28 Ptychostomum lonchocaulon (Müller Hal.) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Dry to damp soil low to high elevations (0-3500 m) here here
29 Ptychostomum meesioides (Kindberg) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Wet soil, along streams, wetlands, often calcareous low to high elevations (0-3000 m) here here
30 Ptychostomum neodamense (Itzigsohn) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Wet soil, soil over rock, often calcareous low to high elevations (0-3000 m) here here
31 Ptychostomum pallens (Swartz) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Wet soil, along streams, wetlands, calcareous low to high elevations (0-3000 m) here here
32 Ptychostomum pallescens (Schleicher ex Schwagrichen) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Damp to wet soil low to high elevations (0-3300 m) here here
33 Ptychostomum pendulum Hornschuch Syll. Pl. Nov. 1822 Dry calcareous soil or rock low to high elevations (0-4000 m) here here
34 Ptychostomum pseudotriquetrum (Hedwig) J. R. Spence & H. P. Ramsay ex Holyoak & N. Pedersen J. Bryol. 2007 Wet soil, soil over rock, rock, fens low to high elevations (0-4000 m) here here
35 Ptychostomum schleicheri (Schwagrichen) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Wet soil, along streams, seepy tundra slopes, late snowmelt areas low to high elevations (0-4000 m) here here
36 Ptychostomum turbinatum (Hedwig) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Wet soil in calcareous wetlands low to high elevations (0-3500 m) here here
37 Ptychostomum weigelii (Sprengel) J. R. Spence Phytologia 2005 Wet soil, wetlands, along streams low to high elevations (0-3500 m) here here
38 Rhodobryum roseum (Hedwig) Limpricht Laubm. Deutschl. 1892 Rich soil, humus, litter, coastal tundra, shrublands, forests low to moderate elevations (0-300 m) here here
39 Rosulabryum canariense (Bridel) Ochyra Biodivers. Poland 2003 Moist soil banks, soil over rock low to high elevations (0-1600 m) here here
40 Rosulabryum capillare (Hedwig) J. R. Spence Bryologist 1996 Moist shaded soil, soil banks, rotting wood low to high elevations (0-2500 m) here here
41 Rosulabryum elegans (Nees) Ochyra Biodivers. Poland 2003 Calcareous rock, soil, mountains moderate to high elevations (1000-4000 m) here here
42 Rosulabryum erythroloma (Kindberg) J. R. Spence Novon 2009 Moist shaded soil, soil banks, rotting wood, lowland forests, protected sites near Pacific coast low to moderate elevations (0-500 m) here here
43 Rosulabryum gemmascens (Kindberg) J. R. Spence Novon 2009 Exposed to shaded soil, soil over rock, rotting wood low to moderate elevations (0-1000 m) here here
44 Rosulabryum laevifilum (Syed) Ochyra Biodivers. Poland 2003 Bark, rotten wood, rock, soil low to high elevations (0-2500 m) here here
45 Rosulabryum rubens (Mitten) J. R. Spence Novon 2009 Disturbed soil, concrete low to moderate elevations (0-1000 m) here here
46 Rosulabryum torquescens (Bruch ex De Notaris) J. R. Spence Bryologist 1996 Soil, rock, rotting wood low to moderate elevations (0-1500 m) here here
Posted on March 01, 2024 05:28 AM by rambryum rambryum | 0 comments | Leave a comment

February 29, 2024

Elevation, Habitat and Distribution Maps for BC Dicranum Species

All data pulled from the Flora of North America Website/Database using their queries. Elevation data seems very wonky-- lots of sea level Dicranum not listed at sea level, lots of montane at sea level-- probably artifact of behaviour of entire species range (outside of BC, too).

Species Elevation Habitat Map Link
Dicranum acutifolium 700-2500 m Somewhat calcareous soil, boulders, rock outcrops and cliff ledges, sometimes humus, rarely rotten logs Here
Dicranum bonjeanii 60-1300 m Mainly in eutrophic fens, sometimes on calcareous soil or rock Here
Dicranum brevifolium 70-3700 m Humus or soil over rock, rarely rotted wood, exposed to protected bluffs or cliffs Here
Dicranum elongatum 30-3700 m Common in arctic or alpine tundra, soil, rocks or soil over rocks, rock ledges, cliff shelves, rarely decayed wood and stumps, sometimes in bogs and fens Here
Dicranum flagellare 0-1300 m Rotting wood, especially stumps and logs, base of trees, exposed tree roots, soil or humus over boulders usually in mesic woods, sometimes swamps and bogs Here
Dicranum fragilifolium 30-1900 m Rotten logs and stumps, humic soil, humus over rocks, usually in coniferous woods, occasionally in mixed woods and bogs Here
Dicranum groenlandicum 10-3800 m Arctic or alpine tundra, soil, humus or rocks, sometimes in bogs and fens Here
Dicranum howellii 20-600 m Soil, humus, humus over rock, rotting logs and stumps, tree trunks and bases of trees, sometimes in bogs Here
Dicranum leioneuron 10-1100 m Primarily in hummocks in ombrotrophic and oligotrophic peatlands Here
Dicranum montanum 0-2800 m Rotting stumps and logs, tree bases (usually deciduous trees), occasionally soil or humus over rock, especially boulders and cliff ledges, in dry to mesic woods, rarely swamps Here
Dicranum muehlenbeckii 10-3100 m Humus and sandy soil on cliffs, bluffs, often over boulders and among rocks in open woods or exposed sites Here
Dicranum pallidisetum 500-2000 m Humus or soil over rock, rarely rotting logs or decayed wood Here
Dicranum polysetum 10-2100 m Commonly on humus, soil over acidic or calcareous rock, and decaying wood in deciduous or more often coniferous forests, occasionally in bogs, fens, and swamps Here
Dicranum scoparium 50-2900 m Soil, humus, humus over rock, decaying stumps and logs, tree bases in dry to mesic woodlands, sometimes bogs, fens and swamps Here
Dicranum spadiceum 10-2300 m Fens, wet meadows, willow thickets, or humus or soil on or around rocks at lake margins, occasionally drier habitats, such as beach ridges Here
Dicranum tauricum 150-2200 m Frequently on rotten logs, stumps, or tree bases in woodlands, sometimes on humus or humus over rock Here
Dicranum undulatum 10-2200 m Usually in wet habitats, especially bogs in Sphagnum hummocks, fens, swamps, marshes, margins of lakes, sometimes on or among rocks, rock outcrops and cliffs, occasionally in mesic woods or on dry bluffs on soil, rotten wood, or humus Here
Posted on February 29, 2024 06:11 PM by rambryum rambryum | 1 comment | Leave a comment

New and Improved Missing Moss List for BC iNaturalist Observations

Earlier today I posted a list of mosses that are known from herbarium records but not yet observed in BC in the iNaturalist system. After some futzing around with query formats and synonymy and missing data, I have been able to pull habitat and elevation data from the Flora of North America project by querying Moss Species in BC. Some of the data is missing because it was never entered for FNA, but the pasted list below represents all the taxa that have yet to be photographed in BC in iNaturalist. Hopefully it will help if anyone is trying to target. You could probably cut and paste the table and re-sort in your spreadsheet of choice.

Family Species Altitude Habitat
Amblystegiaceae Campylium bambergeri low to high elevations (0-2500 m) Seepage habitats, dry tundra, open conifer forests, mainly calcicolous
Amblystegiaceae Campylium protensum low to high elevations Mineral-rich wetland habitats, lowlands in swampy forests, open habitats at higher elevations, lake and stream shores
Amblystegiaceae Campylophyllopsis hispidula low to high elevations (0-1700 m) Lowlands, soil, tree bases, decaying wood, forests, sheltered habitats
Amblystegiaceae Conardia compacta Damp cliffs, limestone, swamps on logs, stumps, humus, bark at base of trees,low to high elevations
Amblystegiaceae Drepanium fastigiatum low to high elevations (0-2000 m) Obligate calcicole, on relatively plane surfaces of cliffs and boulders, particularly where humidity is persistent
Amblystegiaceae Drepanocladus angustifolius low to high elevations Mountains, forested and open habitats, rich fens, shallow, wet depressions on lime-rich ground, late snow-bed vegetation
Amblystegiaceae Drepanocladus turgescens low to high elevations Open, non-forested areas, lime-rich wetland habitats, small fens, small depressions in soil or on flat limestone rock, along rills or on rock flushed with calcium-rich water, submerged in small lakes or pools
Amblystegiaceae Hygroamblystegium fluviatile
Amblystegiaceae Platyhypnum alpestre moderate elevations (700-1400 m) Irrigated, emergent acidic rock in montane and northern streams
Amblystegiaceae Platyhypnum alpinum moderate elevations (200-900 m) Irrigated emergent, acidic rock in montane streams
Amblystegiaceae Platyhypnum norvegicum moderate to high elevations (600-1700 m) Irrigated acidic rock in montane streams
Amblystegiaceae Platyhypnum smithii moderate to high elevations (500-3100 m) Irrigated to emergent acidic rock in montane streams, rock, wood, in slow moving water or ponds
Amblystegiaceae Pseudocampylium radicale low to high elevations (0-3000 m) Humus, litter, mineral-rich and eutrophic wet meadows and swamps, under dense grass and sedge vegetation
Amblystegiaceae Tomentypnum falcifolium low to high elevations Acidic, oligotrophic environments, with Sphagnum species on hummocks and turfs
Andreaeaceae Andreaea alpina low to moderate elevations Rock or soil in streams
Andreaeaceae Andreaea heinemannii low to moderate elevations Acidic rocks
Andreaeaceae Andreaea mutabilis moderate elevations Acidic rock faces, occasionally thin soil
Andreaeaceae Andreaea schofieldiana moderate elevations Dry rock outcrops
Andreaeaceae Andreaea sinuosa low to moderate elevations Acidic rock in snow beds
Andreaeobryaceae Andreaeobryum macrosporum low to high elevations Calcareous rock in Arctic and subarctic areas
Aongstroemiaceae Dichodontium olympicum moderate to high elevations (1000-2200 m) Wet soil or soil over rock, montane areas, especially associated with melting snow
Aulacomniaceae Aulacomnium acuminatum low to moderate elevations Arctic tundra meadows, hummocks, polygon edges, organic or mineral soil, calcareous sites, deep canyons
Bartramiaceae Philonotis marchica low to high elevations (30-3000 m) Rock, soil, wet places, roadsides, springs
Bartramiaceae Philonotis yezoana low to high elevations (0-2700 m) Rocky cliffs, steep slopes, wet or dry sites
Brachytheciaceae Brachytheciastrum leibergii moderate to high elevations (800-2300 m) Soil, humus, litter, decaying logs, stumps, tree bases, rock, conifer forests, shrubs
Brachytheciaceae Brachytheciastrum trachypodium
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium campestre
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium cirrosum low to high elevations (0-4200 m) Wet cliffs, rock outcrops, soil in arctic and mountain tundra, among other mosses
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium erythrorrhizon
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium hultenii low to moderate elevations (0-300 m) Soil, rock, cliff bases, under dense Alnus canopy, bottom of gullies, sides of brooks, moderate to strong shade, wet to mesic places
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium rotaeanum low to high elevations (0-2900 m) Trees, bases and inclined trunks, fresh logs, soil, rock
Brachytheciaceae Claopodium pellucinerve low to high elevations Pockets or crevices of shaded cliffs, limestone boulders, humus at cliff bases
Brachytheciaceae Homalothecium nevadense low to high elevations (0-3100 m) Calcareous rock, quartzite, granite, rotten logs, trunks, soil, forests, open areas
Brachytheciaceae Sciuro-hypnum oedipodium low to high elevations (40-3700 m) Duff, decaying wood, humus, mineral soil, thin soil layers over rock
Brachytheciaceae Sciuro-hypnum populeum low to high elevations (10-2000 m) Rock, granitic boulders, limestone, concrete, base and trunks of deciduous trees, soil, exposed or moderately shaded, dry habitats
Brachytheciaceae Scleropodium californicum
Brachytheciaceae Scleropodium julaceum
Brachytheciaceae Scleropodium occidentale low to high elevations (0-2000 m) Sub aqua tic habitats
Bruchiaceae Trematodon montanus
Bryaceae Bryum blindii low to high elevations (0-3500 m) Calcareous mineral soil, soil banks, cold-temperate to arctic-alpine regions
Bryaceae Bryum lanatum low to high elevations (0-4200 m) Soil, soil over rock, rock in dry climates
Bryaceae Bryum oblongum low to moderate elevations (0-1500 m) Neutral mineral soil, soil banks, boreal to arctic-alpine regions
Bryaceae Gemmabryum radiculosum
Bryaceae Gemmabryum ruderale
Bryaceae Gemmabryum tenuisetum low to moderate elevations (0-600 m) Damp to drying acidic soil
Bryaceae Haplodontium macrocarpum
Bryaceae Imbribryum gemmiparum low to high elevations (0-1800 m) Damp to wet calcareous soil, soil over rock, associated with springs
Bryaceae Plagiobryum demissum low to high elevations (0-4200 m) Moist, basic cliffs, humus soil in tundra
Bryaceae Ptychostomum archangelicum low to high elevations Dry calcareous soil in arctic tundra, alpine regions to the south
Bryaceae Ptychostomum arcticum low to high elevations (0-4500 m) Moist soil banks, wet soil
Bryaceae Ptychostomum bimum low to high elevations (0-3000 m) Wet soil, soil over rock, rock
Bryaceae Ptychostomum cernuum low to high elevations (0-3000 m) Wet soil, along streams, wetlands, calcareous habitats
Bryaceae Ptychostomum compactum low to high elevations (0-4000 m) Dry calcareous soil or rock
Bryaceae Ptychostomum cryophilum low to high elevations (0-2000 m) Wet soil, rock in streams, wetlands, late melting snow beds
Bryaceae Ptychostomum cyclophyllum low to high elevations (0-3000 m) Wet sandy or organic soil, along streams, wetlands
Bryaceae Ptychostomum inclinatum Capsules mature Jun-Aug. Dry soil, alpine or arctic tundra, circumpolar arctic-alpine,low to high elevations (0-4400 m)
Bryaceae Ptychostomum intermedium moderate elevations (1000-1500 m) Wet soil, boreal-temperate areas
Bryaceae Ptychostomum knowltonii low to high elevations (0-4000 m) Wet soil in arctic-alpine
Bryaceae Ptychostomum lonchocaulon low to high elevations (0-3500 m) Dry to damp soil
Bryaceae Ptychostomum meesioides low to high elevations (0-3000 m) Wet soil, along streams, wetlands, often calcareous
Bryaceae Ptychostomum neodamense low to high elevations (0-3000 m) Wet soil, soil over rock, often calcareous
Bryaceae Ptychostomum turbinatum low to high elevations (0-3500 m) Wet soil in calcareous wetlands
Bryaceae Rhodobryum roseum low to moderate elevations (0-300 m) Rich soil, humus, litter, coastal tundra, shrublands, forests
Bryaceae Rosulabryum elegans moderate to high elevations (1000-4000 m) Calcareous rock, soil, mountains
Bryaceae Rosulabryum sanguilentum low to moderate elevations (0-1000 m) Exposed to shaded soil, soil over rock, rotting wood
Bryaceae Rosulabryum torquescens low to moderate elevations (0-1500 m) Soil, rock, rotting wood
Calliergonaceae Loeskypnum wickesiae low to high elevations Open, intermediately mineral-rich, mostly dry wetlands, fens, seepages
Calliergonaceae Warnstorfia pseudostraminea low to high elevations (0-2200 m) Mineral-poor and acid habitats (disturbed), slightly sloping poor fens, ditches, periodically water-filled depressions
Climaciaceae Pleuroziopsis ruthenica low to moderate elevations (10-600 m) Humus on ground or logs along creeks and rivers, moist, shaded habitats
Daltoniaceae Daltonia splachnoides low to moderate elevations (0-300 m) Base of trees, fallen branches, trunks of shrubs and trees, forests, foggy, hyperoceanic areas
Dicranaceae Dicranum fragilifolium 30-1900 m Rotten logs and stumps, humic soil, humus over rocks, usually in coniferous woods, occasionally in mixed woods and bogs
Dicranaceae Dicranum leioneuron 10-1100 m Primarily in hummocks in ombrotrophic and oligotrophic peatlands
Dicranaceae Dicranum muehlenbeckii 10-3100 m Humus and sandy soil on cliffs, bluffs, often over boulders and among rocks in open woods or exposed sites
Dicranaceae Dicranum spadiceum 10-2300 m Fens, wet meadows, willow thickets, or humus or soil on or around rocks at lake margins, occasionally drier habitats, such as beach ridges
Dicranellaceae Dicranella cerviculata low to medium elevations Disturbed sand, clay, or peaty soil, often on roadbanks
Dicranellaceae Dicranella crispa medium to high elevations Moist, often sandy or silty soil
Dicranellaceae Dicranella subulata Damp soil on banks, often in rocky places at low to medium elevations
Diphysciaceae Diphyscium foliosum low to moderate elevations (50-1000 m) Soil banks and soil of forest floors, also in tundras
Disceliaceae Discelium nudum low to moderate elevations (5-1500 m) Moist silty to fine sandy banks of somewhat shaded sites
Ditrichaceae Pleuridium subulatum low to moderate elevations Tufts on wet sandy soil in roadside ditches and moist habitats
Ditrichaceae Pseudephemerum nitidum low to moderate elevations Damp soil, silt hammocks in grassy areas near river banks
Encalyptaceae Encalypta brevicolla Soil in open montane and alpine habitats
Encalyptaceae Encalypta brevipes Scattered, on basic soils intermixed with other species in the northwestern area of the flora
Encalyptaceae Encalypta longicolla Somewhat restricted to mesic habitats with calcareous soils
Encalyptaceae Encalypta mutica Disturbed, exposed soil or soil over rocks
Encalyptaceae Encalypta spathulata Forming extensive mats on calcareous soils of disturbed sites
Entodontaceae Entodon concinnus low to high elevations Soil, rock, calcareous areas
Entodontaceae Entodon schleicheri
Fabroniaceae Fabronia pusilla low to high elevations Rock, bark at base of trees
Fissidentaceae Fissidens fontanus Attached to various substrata in stagnant and flowing water, and in coastal estuaries
Fissidentaceae Fissidens osmundoides
Funariaceae Entosthodon rubiginosus moderate elevations Sandy or silt-rich soil along river banks, gullies, seepage slopes, alkaline sloughs, and washes
Funariaceae Physcomitrium immersum moderate to high elevations Wet soil in disturbed places
Grimmiaceae Bucklandiella lawtoniae low to moderate elevations (0-800 m) Humid or wet, mostly shaded acidic rocks, boulders, cliffs and rock outcrops near streams and waterfalls
Grimmiaceae Bucklandiella obesa moderate to high elevations (600-1800 m) Dry rocks, stones, boulders, cliffs, rock ledges, rocky ground and soil over rocks, predominantly on acidic substrates, very seldom on limestone
Grimmiaceae Coscinodon cribrosus low to high elevations (0-3300 m) Acidic, dry sandstone, shale, and granitic boulders and bedrock exposures but also found on volcanic outcrops and granodiorites
Grimmiaceae Coscinodon yukonensis moderate to high elevations (1500-1700 m) Siliceous or granite-slate outcrops
Grimmiaceae Grimmia anomala moderate to high elevations (200-3000 m) Exposed, damp acidic rock in boreal and alpine meadows and slopes
Grimmiaceae Grimmia arcuatifolia low to moderate elevations (0-1000 m) Loose tufts on dry boulders
Grimmiaceae Grimmia caespiticia moderate to high elevations (1200-3500 m) Exposed, dry to moist, acidic granite and quartzite, alpine
Grimmiaceae Grimmia crinitoleucophaea moderate to high elevations (500-2100 m) Basalt, granite, schist and limestone
Grimmiaceae Grimmia donniana moderate to high elevations (800-3700 m) Exposed, acidic granite and sandstone, forests, tundra
Grimmiaceae Grimmia elatior moderate to high elevations (500-4500 m) Exposed, dry acidic rock and occasionally basic limestone
Grimmiaceae Grimmia incurva moderate to high elevations (500-2500 m) Shaded damp, acidic rock
Grimmiaceae Grimmia mollis moderate to high elevations (1000-4100 m) Wet acidic rocks in alpine and boreal habitats
Grimmiaceae Grimmia moxleyi
Grimmiaceae Grimmia muehlenbeckii moderate to high elevations (200-2000 m) Shaded acidic rock, often along lakes
Grimmiaceae Grimmia sessitana moderate to high elevations (1100-3900 m) Exposed or sheltered, moist, acidic granite and sandstone, alpine
Grimmiaceae Grimmia unicolor moderate to high elevations (200-2000 m) Cracks of wet acidic, siliceous rocks especially along streams or splash zones of lake shores
Grimmiaceae Niphotrichum pygmaeum moderate to high elevations (1900-2500 m) Dry and open acidic ground in alpine heaths
Grimmiaceae Schistidium agassizii low to high elevations (0-3600 m) Wet or dry rocks in or along water courses and lakes
Grimmiaceae Schistidium confertum moderate to high elevations (1000-3200 m) Rocks in somewhat shaded habitats
Grimmiaceae Schistidium flaccidum
Grimmiaceae Schistidium pulchrum low to high elevations (0-2500 m) Rocks in somewhat shaded habitats
Grimmiaceae Schistidium relictum
Grimmiaceae Schistidium robustum moderate to high elevations (400-2100 m) Dry to periodically moist calcareous rock
Grimmiaceae Schistidium squarrosum
Grimmiaceae Schistidium strictum low to moderate elevations (0-400 m) Rock in open to shaded habitats
Grimmiaceae Schistidium subjulaceum moderate to high elevations (1000-1600 m) Wet to dry rocks in or along water courses or in periodically wet sites such as in crevices or on ledges, rarely on rocks well away from wet areas
Grimmiaceae Schistidium tenerum low to high elevations (0-4500 m) Exposed to semi-shaded rock, often forms rather extensive patches, especially in and along rock crevices
Grimmiaceae Schistidium teretinerve moderate to high elevations (200-1700 m) Moist calcareous sandstone, limestone and dolomite outcrops
Grimmiaceae Schistidium trichodon low to high elevations (0-3500 m) Usually on calcareous rock (collected once on acidic rock in Washington State), open to shaded habitats
Grimmiaceae Schistidium venetum low elevations (0-100 m) Wet ground of arctic fens, tundra, and drainage channels
Helodiaceae Helodium paludosum low to moderate elevations Hydric soil of fens, marshes, hummocks in swamps, logs, base and roots of Alnus, seepages, depressions in wet woods and thickets, grassy wet meadows and bottomlands, wet tree bases, Taxodium distichum swamps in southern areas, near springs, dry soil, seasonally submerged, seasonally wet areas, dry sinkhole ponds, top of hills and mountains in brushy marshes
Hylocomiaceae Hylocomiastrum pyrenaicum low to high elevations (0-3000 m) Soil, humus, old logs, rock in moist forests, rarely fens, and tundra, often along streams or beside waterfalls
Hylocomiaceae Hylocomiastrum umbratum low to high elevations (0-2000 m) Soil, humus, old logs, and rock in moist forests, especially under spruce and fir
Hypnaceae Gollania turgens moderate to high elevations (700-4800 m) Boreal forest zone to arctic tundra, wet or moist rock, often calcareous
Jocheniaceae Jochenia pallescens
Leskeaceae Haplocladium microphyllum low to high elevations (0-2500 m) Damp wood, rock, humus, soil in woodlands
Leucobryaceae Campylopus schimperi in alpine elevations, 2700-3400 m Soil in tundra habitats
Leucobryaceae Campylopus sinensis ca. 60 m Usually on soil and rocks
Meesiaceae Amblyodon dealbatus low to high elevations Rotting wood, organic soil, rich fens scattered across boreal zone
Meesiaceae Meesia longiseta low to high elevations Calcareous soil banks, rich fens, boreal, alpine, and arctic habitats
Micromitriaceae Micromitrium tenerum low to moderate elevations (0-1000 m) Bare soil in old fields, drying ponds, moist or swampy woods, banks of streams
Mniaceae Cinclidium arcticum low to moderate elevations Calciphile, fens, bogs, marshes
Mniaceae Cinclidium latifolium low to moderate elevations Wet tundra soil in rich fens and marshes, often calcareous
Mniaceae Cinclidium stygium low to moderate elevations Fens, alpine seeps, in shoreline pools
Mniaceae Cinclidium subrotundum low to moderate elevations Peat and deep organic soil to shallow wet mineral soil on rock in fens, along river banks
Mniaceae Cyrtomnium hymenophylloides low to moderate elevations Dry or moist calcareous sites, rock ledges, crevices, under forest cover, in the Arctic on low hummocks in wetlands or in cracks in dry to mesic soil
Mniaceae Cyrtomnium hymenophyllum low to moderate elevations Wet, calcareous, peaty habitats, rich fens, drainage slopes with percolating water
Mniaceae Mielichhoferia elongata low to high elevations Rock, soil, substrates naturally enriched with heavy metals, mine tailings
Mniaceae Mielichhoferia mielichhoferiana low to high elevations Rock crevices, soil banks, roadsides
Mniaceae Pohlia andalusica low to high elevations Acid, gravelly or sandy disturbed soil, path banks, stream banks
Mniaceae Pohlia atropurpurea low elevations Disturbed clay or rarely sandy soil, path banks, along streams
Mniaceae Pohlia bolanderi low to high elevations Dry alpine soil, soil-filled rock crevices
Mniaceae Pohlia camptotrachela low to high elevations Acid, gravelly or sandy disturbed soil, path banks, stream banks
Mniaceae Pohlia cardotii high elevations Soil in mesic alpine and subalpine zones
Mniaceae Pohlia columbica low elevations Disturbed soil, along streams
Mniaceae Pohlia crudoides low to high elevations Soil, tundra, on banks and in depressions
Mniaceae Pohlia erecta high elevations Soil in mesic alpine and subalpine zones
Mniaceae Pohlia filum low to high elevations Gravelly, organic-poor soil, glacial outwash, roadsides
Mniaceae Pohlia lescuriana
Mniaceae Pohlia longicolla moderate to high elevations Humus-rich soil banks, along streams and paths
Mniaceae Pohlia ludwigii high elevations Soil, late snowmelt areas in alpine and subalpine zones
Mniaceae Pohlia melanodon
Mniaceae Pohlia obtusifolia high elevations Soil, often in late snowmelt areas in alpine and subalpine zones
Mniaceae Pohlia vexans low to moderate elevations Disturbed clay or rarely sandy soil, path banks, along streams
Mniaceae Pseudobryum cinclidioides Moist soil or humus in swamps, fens, wet meadows, streams, wet depressions in forests, boulders, tree roots
Mniaceae Rhizomnium gracile low elevations Muskegs, bogs, seeps, cliff crevices, moist soil, peat, humus
Mniaceae Rhizomnium pseudopunctatum low to moderate elevations Wetlands, calcareous and rich in nutrients, swamps, fens, seeps on moist soil, peat, humus
Myriniaceae Myrinia pulvinata low to high elevations (0-1700 m) Areas submerged at flood level, base of trees or shrubs, willows, edges of ponds or stream valleys
Myuriaceae Ctenidium schofieldii low to moderate elevations Soil, rock, cliffs, humus, canyons
Orthotrichaceae Lewinskya elegans moderate elevations (200-1000 m) Deciduous trees, especially Populus, conifers
Orthotrichaceae Lewinskya pylaisii low to high elevations (100- 3000 m) Rock near oceans or alpine or arctic zones, on Salix or Alnus, bone, in or near bird rookeries, granitic boulders in coniferous forests
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum alpestre high elevations (2100-3000 m) Rock, trees, base of trees, moist crevices of large boulders, moist pine and deciduous forests
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum cucullatum
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum hallii moderate to high elevations (200-3000 m) Rock, usually limestone or calcareous sandstone, granite, quartzite, basalt, trunks of deciduous trees, open pine forests, spruce-fir forests, deciduous scrub oak-maple forests, vertical canyon walls, shaded cliff faces
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum pallens
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum pumilum
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum rivulare low to moderate elevations (0-1000 m) Exposed tree roots, base of trees along streams, siliceous boulders at edges of streams and rivers, frequently inundated rock, aquatic habitats
Orthotrichaceae Ulota barclayi low elevations Tree trunks and branches
Orthotrichaceae Ulota curvifolia low to high elevations Acidic rock in montane and subarctic areas
Orthotrichaceae Ulota drummondii low elevations Twigs and trunks of conifer and deciduous trees, dense coastal forests
Orthotrichaceae Zygodon gracilis high elevations Calcareous rock, alpine and subalpine regions
Plagiotheciaceae Herzogiella seligeri moderate to high elevations (300-1900 m) Coniferous or Alnus-Acer woods, rotten logs, base of trees
Plagiotheciaceae Herzogiella turfacea
Plagiotheciaceae Isopterygiopsis catagonioides
Plagiotheciaceae Myurella tenerrima low to high elevations Moist calcareous habitats, fens, rock crevices, tundra meadows
Plagiotheciaceae Orthothecium intricatum moderate elevations (200-1500 m) Moist shaded calcareous soil, granite, schist, limestone, rock ledges, vertical cliff faces, tundra
Plagiotheciaceae Orthothecium strictum low to high elevations (10-2800 m) Moist tundra, humus, soil, rock ledges, crevices
Polytrichaceae Atrichum flavisetum low to moderate elevations Banks or stumps in woods, roots of fallen trees, ravines in crevices of rock outcrops
Polytrichaceae Atrichum tenellum low to moderate elevations Clay or sandy soil, especially in exposed habitats, beside streams, in roadside ditches, along trails and clearings in woodlands
Polytrichaceae Polytrichastrum sphaerothecium
Polytrichaceae Polytrichum perigoniale
Pottiaceae Acaulon muticum
Pottiaceae Acaulon triquetrum
Pottiaceae Aloina brevirostris low to moderate elevations (100-1500 m) Bare or disturbed soil or silt, roadside banks, calcareous boulders or gravel
Pottiaceae Bryoerythrophyllum columbianum moderate elevations Soil on largely acid rock, sandy soil, grassland steppe or ledges and bluffs near rivers, often forming or part of crusts
Pottiaceae Chionoloma recurvifolium Not fruiting in range of the flora. Wet, organic soil
Pottiaceae Crossidium aberrans
Pottiaceae Didymodon maschalogena low to high elevations Soil, rock, spray zone
Pottiaceae Didymodon nigrescens low to moderate elevations (0-700 m) Limestone, frostboils, outcrops, cliff faces, often near streams and waterfalls
Pottiaceae Didymodon subandreaeoides moderate to high elevations (600-3500 m) Limestone outcrops, cliffs, bluffs, soil pockets in granite, tundra, along streams or associated with waterfalls
Pottiaceae Geheebia gigantea low to moderate elevations (20-1000 m) Soil, cliff, slopes, lichen tundra, ledges, moist areas
Pottiaceae Geheebia leskeoides moderate elevations Spray zone of falls, alpine tundra, damp cliff shelf
Pottiaceae Hennediella heimii
Pottiaceae Hilpertia velenovskyi Calcareous silt and shrub steppe
Pottiaceae Husnotiella asperifolia moderate to high elevations (500-3700 m) Calcareous or acid rock, moist calcareous soil, peatland, streamside, alpine
Pottiaceae Husnotiella fragilicuspis low to moderate elevations Willow limbs and dead tree bark
Pottiaceae Husnotiella johansenii
Pottiaceae Hydrogonium amplexifolium moderate to high elevations (700-1800 m) Rock, often limestone, occasionally sandstone, usually in moist areas, mountain slopes, cliffs, tundra, mist zone of waterfalls
Pottiaceae Hydrogonium gregarium
Pottiaceae Microbryum vlassovii 0 Substrate and elevational range unknown
Pottiaceae Molendoa sendtneriana low to high elevations (100-2000 m) Limestone, occasionally conglomerate, sandstone, basalt, clay, soil or siliceous rock, cliff faces, gorge walls, boulders, streamsides, seepage and humid places, warm temperate areas to Arctic tundra
Pottiaceae Pseudocrossidium obtusulum low to moderate elevations 30-1100 m Soil, calcareous outcrops
Pottiaceae Pterygoneurum lamellatum moderate elevations (500-1400 m) Soil, rock faces
Pottiaceae Stegonia latifolia
Pottiaceae Syntrichia caninervis moderate to high elevations Soil, deserts and steppe, often forming extensive carpets
Pottiaceae Syntrichia papillosissima moderate to high elevations Dry soil, rock
Pottiaceae Tortella arctica
Pottiaceae Tortella humilis low to moderate elevations Thuja swamps and bogs, near streams, hard and softwood forests, dry, exposed or moist and shaded stations, bark at the base of trees, acid or basic substrates, rock crevices and surfaces, sandy or humic soil, organic debris, mortar and brick, concrete, maritime and inland forests
Pottiaceae Tortella inclinata
Pottiaceae Tortella nitida
Pottiaceae Tortella spitsbergensis moderate elevations (400-700 m) Gravel, fen, mire, calcareous bog, sedge meadow, low-center polygon, tundra, wet or occasionally dry areas, often associated with snow melt runnels
Pottiaceae Tortella tortuosa
Pottiaceae Tortula amplexa low elevations Soil, stones, near springs, dry washes, lowlands
Pottiaceae Tortula atrovirens low to high elevations (0-2200 m) Exposed soil, volcanic ash, rock, often calcareous
Pottiaceae Tortula cernua low to moderate elevations Soil, limestone
Pottiaceae Tortula guepinii
Pottiaceae Tortula laureri high elevations (2800-3800 m) Soil, rock crevices, especially calcareous substrates, tundra, essentially subalpine
Pottiaceae Tortula mucronifolia low to high elevations (0-2700 m) Soil, calcareous soil, silt, rock, cliffs, walls
Pottiaceae Tortula nevadensis moderate to high elevations (500-3900 m) Soil, occasional saline soil, clay
Pottiaceae Tortula obtusifolia low to high elevations (0-3300 m) Soil, rock, limestone, calcareous sandstone, stone walls, crevices, ledges
Pottiaceae Tortula plinthobia
Pottiaceae Tortula protobryoides low elevations Soil
Pottiaceae Tortula subulata low to moderate elevations Soil
Pottiaceae Tortula systylia high elevations (0–3700 m) Soil in rock crevices, tundra
Pottiaceae Trichostomopsis australasiae
Pottiaceae Vinealobryum eckeliae moderate elevations Trunk and bases of trees, soil over rock
Pottiaceae Vinealobryum nicholsonii low to high elevations (50-1900 m) Wet rocks, quartzite, wet silty sand, stream bank, canyon walls, streamside, chaparral
Pottiaceae Weissia brachycarpa moderate elevations Soil, limestone rocks, grassy areas
Pseudoleskeaceae Lescuraea saviana
Pseudoleskeellaceae Pseudoleskeella rupestris low to high elevations (0-3000 m) Dry shaded calcareous rock
Ptychomitriaceae Brachydontium olympicum Moist, acidic boulders, montane, predominantly alpine
Pylaisiaceae Aquilonium plicatulum low to high elevations (0-2000 m) Base and trunks of trees, logs, humus on cliff shelves and rock, forest floors, bog margins, tundra
Pylaisiaceae Pseudostereodon procerrimus low to moderate elevations (0-1500 m) Terrestrial, calcareous open terrain, rock, cliff ledges and bases, tundra, open spruce forests, edges of sandy beaches
Pylaisiaceae Pylaisia intricata moderate to high elevations Trunks of broad-leaved trees
Pylaisiaceae Roaldia dolomitica
Pylaisiadelphaceae Brotherella henonii low elevations Humid shaded sites near streams or cliff bases in forests
Pylaisiadelphaceae Hageniella micans low to moderate elevations Rock, usually somewhat shaded, near streams
Rhabdoweisiaceae Arctoa fulvella moderate to high elevations Siliceous rock or soil
Rhabdoweisiaceae Cnestrum alpestre
Rhabdoweisiaceae Cnestrum glaucescens
Rhabdoweisiaceae Cnestrum schisti moderate elevations Rock crevices, soil over rock
Rhabdoweisiaceae Cynodontium polycarpon moderate to high elevations Acid rock
Rhabdoweisiaceae Cynodontium strumulosum high elevations Soil over rock
Rhabdoweisiaceae Cynodontium tenellum moderate elevations Rocks, tree boles, soil
Rhabdoweisiaceae Oreas martiana Alpine tundra, moderate to high elevations (ca. 0–4200 m)
Saelaniaceae Saelania glaucescens moderate to high elevations Soil on steep banks, particularly those protected by overhangs, frequent on roadsides, soil in sheltered rock crevices
Scorpidiaceae Hamatocaulis lapponicus
Scorpidiaceae Hygrohypnella bestii
Scorpidiaceae Hygrohypnella polaris moderate elevations (900-1400 m) Acidic rock in montane or high latitude streams
Scorpidiaceae Sanionia symmetrica low to moderate elevations Moist and wet habitats, forests (usually deciduous), shores of lakes and rivers, swamps, logs, stumps, tree and shrub bases, soil
Scouleriaceae Scouleria marginata moderate to high elevations (1000-1800 m) Exposed to submerged in streams or rivers, rocks, particularly granitic
Seligeriaceae Blindiadelphus campylopodus Calcareous substrates
Seligeriaceae Blindiadelphus recurvatus Calcareous substrates
Seligeriaceae Blindiadelphus subimmersus Calcareous rocks
Seligeriaceae Seligeria careyana Moist protected limestone cliffs
Seligeriaceae Seligeria tristichoides Calcareous cliffs
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum annulatum low to high elevations Wet carpets, lawns, and mud bottoms in poor to medium fens, in mire-wide and mire-edge habitats
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum aongstroemii low to moderate elevations Wet rock faces and in moist depressions, usually in open among scattered shrubs and sedges in relatively minerotrophic sites
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum contortum low to moderate elevations Very minerotrophic, sometimes found in slightly basic mires, intolerant of shade
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum inexspectatum low to moderate elevations Ecology unclear, but growing in carpets in depressions, blanket mires
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum junghuhnianum low elevations Shady, seepy cliffs
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum orientale
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum wilfii low to moderate elevations Blanket mires, especially with Pinus contorta
Splachnaceae Tayloria acuminata low to high elevations Damp places, humus, rotten logs, rock
Splachnaceae Tayloria froelichiana high elevations Mesic semidisturbed sites
Splachnaceae Tayloria hornschuchii
Splachnaceae Tayloria splachnoides low to moderate elevations Humus covered rock, decaying logs, soil
Splachnaceae Tetraplodon pallidus low to high elevations Caribou or muskox dung
Splachnaceae Tetraplodon urceolatus low to high elevations Dung of carnivores, old bones, owl pellets in dry, very exposed places, open tundra, mountain summits
Stereodontaceae Stereodon hamulosus
Stereodontaceae Stereodon holmenii low to moderate elevations (0-1500 m) Moist heaths, shrub thickets, spruce forests, calcareous substrates
Tetraphidaceae Tetrodontium brownianum
Tetraphidaceae Tetrodontium repandum Often growing inverted under rock ledges or in crevices, especially in areas of high humidity sometimes mixed in with other bryophytes
Thuidiaceae Echinophyllum sachalinense low to moderate elevations Humus over soil or rock, bark of conifers and hardwoods, rotting logs, moist coniferous forest, mesic tundra
Timmiaceae Timmia bavarica
Timmiaceae Timmia norvegica
Timmiaceae Timmia sibirica low to moderate elevations (0-1500 m) Only one sporulating specimen is known (from Alaska), but the capsules are immature. Wet or moist, predominantly calcareous sites, often near small streams, on seepage slopes, near snowmelt areas, or in depressions in open tundra, frequently intermixed with other mosses, including other species of Timmia
Posted on February 29, 2024 04:55 AM by rambryum rambryum | 5 comments | Leave a comment

February 28, 2024

Mosses of British Columbia not yet observed in BC on iNaturalist

There are roughly 800 moss species in British Columbia. In case anyone is interested in targeting some that have yet to be photographed in BC for the iNaturalist system, below you can find two lists.

The top list presents the 283 species known from herbarium collections but yet to have iNaturalist observations in the province.

The second list is a list of 54 species purportedly recorded for BC in iNaturalist but not present in herbarium records. I am annotating the latter with observation counts and taxonomic and range notes.

Both lists are based on 87,021 BC iNaturalist Moss records IDed to species compared against the BC conservation data center's list of mosses in the province, with names synonymized to a standard in GBIF. Errors are likely, but this should be a good first pass approximation of what is missing.

Species Known from BC Not Yet Recorded for BC in iNaturalist

Family Species
Amblystegiaceae Campylium bambergeri
Amblystegiaceae Campylium protensum
Amblystegiaceae Campylophyllopsis hispidula
Amblystegiaceae Conardia compacta
Amblystegiaceae Drepanium fastigiatum
Amblystegiaceae Drepanocladus angustifolius
Amblystegiaceae Drepanocladus turgescens
Amblystegiaceae Hygroamblystegium fluviatile
Amblystegiaceae Platyhypnum alpestre
Amblystegiaceae Platyhypnum alpinum
Amblystegiaceae Platyhypnum norvegicum
Amblystegiaceae Platyhypnum smithii
Amblystegiaceae Pseudocampylium radicale
Amblystegiaceae Tomentypnum falcifolium
Andreaeaceae Andreaea alpina
Andreaeaceae Andreaea heinemannii
Andreaeaceae Andreaea mutabilis
Andreaeaceae Andreaea schofieldiana
Andreaeaceae Andreaea sinuosa
Andreaeobryaceae Andreaeobryum macrosporum
Aongstroemiaceae Dichodontium olympicum
Aulacomniaceae Aulacomnium acuminatum
Bartramiaceae Philonotis marchica
Bartramiaceae Philonotis yezoana
Brachytheciaceae Brachytheciastrum leibergii
Brachytheciaceae Brachytheciastrum trachypodium
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium campestre
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium cirrosum
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium erythrorrhizon
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium hultenii
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium rotaeanum
Brachytheciaceae Claopodium pellucinerve
Brachytheciaceae Homalothecium nevadense
Brachytheciaceae Sciuro-hypnum oedipodium
Brachytheciaceae Sciuro-hypnum populeum
Brachytheciaceae Scleropodium californicum
Brachytheciaceae Scleropodium julaceum
Brachytheciaceae Scleropodium occidentale
Bruchiaceae Trematodon montanus
Bryaceae Bryum blindii
Bryaceae Bryum lanatum
Bryaceae Bryum oblongum
Bryaceae Gemmabryum radiculosum
Bryaceae Gemmabryum ruderale
Bryaceae Gemmabryum tenuisetum
Bryaceae Haplodontium macrocarpum
Bryaceae Imbribryum gemmiparum
Bryaceae Plagiobryum demissum
Bryaceae Ptychostomum archangelicum
Bryaceae Ptychostomum arcticum
Bryaceae Ptychostomum bimum
Bryaceae Ptychostomum cernuum
Bryaceae Ptychostomum compactum
Bryaceae Ptychostomum cryophilum
Bryaceae Ptychostomum cyclophyllum
Bryaceae Ptychostomum inclinatum
Bryaceae Ptychostomum intermedium
Bryaceae Ptychostomum knowltonii
Bryaceae Ptychostomum lonchocaulon
Bryaceae Ptychostomum meesioides
Bryaceae Ptychostomum neodamense
Bryaceae Ptychostomum turbinatum
Bryaceae Rhodobryum roseum
Bryaceae Rosulabryum elegans
Bryaceae Rosulabryum sanguilentum
Bryaceae Rosulabryum torquescens
Calliergonaceae Loeskypnum wickesiae
Calliergonaceae Warnstorfia pseudostraminea
Climaciaceae Pleuroziopsis ruthenica
Daltoniaceae Daltonia splachnoides
Dicranaceae Dicranum fragilifolium
Dicranaceae Dicranum leioneuron
Dicranaceae Dicranum muehlenbeckii
Dicranaceae Dicranum spadiceum
Dicranellaceae Dicranella cerviculata
Dicranellaceae Dicranella crispa
Dicranellaceae Dicranella subulata
Diphysciaceae Diphyscium foliosum
Disceliaceae Discelium nudum
Ditrichaceae Pleuridium subulatum
Ditrichaceae Pseudephemerum nitidum
Encalyptaceae Encalypta brevicolla
Encalyptaceae Encalypta brevipes
Encalyptaceae Encalypta longicolla
Encalyptaceae Encalypta mutica
Encalyptaceae Encalypta spathulata
Entodontaceae Entodon concinnus
Entodontaceae Entodon schleicheri
Fabroniaceae Fabronia pusilla
Fissidentaceae Fissidens fontanus
Fissidentaceae Fissidens osmundoides
Funariaceae Entosthodon rubiginosus
Funariaceae Physcomitrium immersum
Grimmiaceae Bucklandiella lawtoniae
Grimmiaceae Bucklandiella obesa
Grimmiaceae Coscinodon cribrosus
Grimmiaceae Coscinodon yukonensis
Grimmiaceae Grimmia anomala
Grimmiaceae Grimmia arcuatifolia
Grimmiaceae Grimmia caespiticia
Grimmiaceae Grimmia crinitoleucophaea
Grimmiaceae Grimmia donniana
Grimmiaceae Grimmia elatior
Grimmiaceae Grimmia incurva
Grimmiaceae Grimmia mollis
Grimmiaceae Grimmia moxleyi
Grimmiaceae Grimmia muehlenbeckii
Grimmiaceae Grimmia sessitana
Grimmiaceae Grimmia unicolor
Grimmiaceae Niphotrichum pygmaeum
Grimmiaceae Schistidium agassizii
Grimmiaceae Schistidium confertum
Grimmiaceae Schistidium flaccidum
Grimmiaceae Schistidium pulchrum
Grimmiaceae Schistidium relictum
Grimmiaceae Schistidium robustum
Grimmiaceae Schistidium squarrosum
Grimmiaceae Schistidium strictum
Grimmiaceae Schistidium subjulaceum
Grimmiaceae Schistidium tenerum
Grimmiaceae Schistidium teretinerve
Grimmiaceae Schistidium trichodon
Grimmiaceae Schistidium venetum
Helodiaceae Helodium paludosum
Hylocomiaceae Hylocomiastrum pyrenaicum
Hylocomiaceae Hylocomiastrum umbratum
Hypnaceae Gollania turgens
Jocheniaceae Jochenia pallescens
Leskeaceae Haplocladium microphyllum
Leucobryaceae Campylopus schimperi
Leucobryaceae Campylopus sinensis
Meesiaceae Amblyodon dealbatus
Meesiaceae Meesia longiseta
Micromitriaceae Micromitrium tenerum
Mniaceae Cinclidium arcticum
Mniaceae Cinclidium latifolium
Mniaceae Cinclidium stygium
Mniaceae Cinclidium subrotundum
Mniaceae Cyrtomnium hymenophylloides
Mniaceae Cyrtomnium hymenophyllum
Mniaceae Mielichhoferia elongata
Mniaceae Mielichhoferia mielichhoferiana
Mniaceae Pohlia andalusica
Mniaceae Pohlia atropurpurea
Mniaceae Pohlia bolanderi
Mniaceae Pohlia camptotrachela
Mniaceae Pohlia cardotii
Mniaceae Pohlia columbica
Mniaceae Pohlia crudoides
Mniaceae Pohlia erecta
Mniaceae Pohlia filum
Mniaceae Pohlia lescuriana
Mniaceae Pohlia longicolla
Mniaceae Pohlia ludwigii
Mniaceae Pohlia melanodon
Mniaceae Pohlia obtusifolia
Mniaceae Pohlia vexans
Mniaceae Pseudobryum cinclidioides
Mniaceae Rhizomnium gracile
Mniaceae Rhizomnium pseudopunctatum
Myriniaceae Myrinia pulvinata
Myuriaceae Ctenidium schofieldii
Orthotrichaceae Lewinskya elegans
Orthotrichaceae Lewinskya pylaisii
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum alpestre
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum cucullatum
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum hallii
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum pallens
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum pumilum
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum rivulare
Orthotrichaceae Ulota barclayi
Orthotrichaceae Ulota curvifolia
Orthotrichaceae Ulota drummondii
Orthotrichaceae Zygodon gracilis
Plagiotheciaceae Herzogiella seligeri
Plagiotheciaceae Herzogiella turfacea
Plagiotheciaceae Isopterygiopsis catagonioides
Plagiotheciaceae Myurella tenerrima
Plagiotheciaceae Orthothecium intricatum
Plagiotheciaceae Orthothecium strictum
Polytrichaceae Atrichum flavisetum
Polytrichaceae Atrichum tenellum
Polytrichaceae Polytrichastrum sphaerothecium
Polytrichaceae Polytrichum perigoniale
Pottiaceae Acaulon muticum
Pottiaceae Acaulon triquetrum
Pottiaceae Aloina brevirostris
Pottiaceae Anoectangium sikkimense
Pottiaceae Anoectangium stracheyanum
Pottiaceae Bryoerythrophyllum columbianum
Pottiaceae Chionoloma recurvifolium
Pottiaceae Crossidium aberrans
Pottiaceae Didymodon maschalogena
Pottiaceae Didymodon nigrescens
Pottiaceae Didymodon subandreaeoides
Pottiaceae Geheebia gigantea
Pottiaceae Geheebia leskeoides
Pottiaceae Hennediella heimii
Pottiaceae Hilpertia velenovskyi
Pottiaceae Husnotiella asperifolia
Pottiaceae Husnotiella fragilicuspis
Pottiaceae Husnotiella johansenii
Pottiaceae Hydrogonium amplexifolium
Pottiaceae Hydrogonium gregarium
Pottiaceae Microbryum vlassovii
Pottiaceae Molendoa sendtneriana
Pottiaceae Pseudocrossidium obtusulum
Pottiaceae Pterygoneurum lamellatum
Pottiaceae Stegonia latifolia
Pottiaceae Syntrichia caninervis
Pottiaceae Syntrichia papillosissima
Pottiaceae Tortella arctica
Pottiaceae Tortella humilis
Pottiaceae Tortella inclinata
Pottiaceae Tortella nitida
Pottiaceae Tortella spitsbergensis
Pottiaceae Tortella tortuosa
Pottiaceae Tortula amplexa
Pottiaceae Tortula atrovirens
Pottiaceae Tortula cernua
Pottiaceae Tortula guepinii
Pottiaceae Tortula laureri
Pottiaceae Tortula mucronifolia
Pottiaceae Tortula nevadensis
Pottiaceae Tortula obtusifolia
Pottiaceae Tortula plinthobia
Pottiaceae Tortula protobryoides
Pottiaceae Tortula subulata
Pottiaceae Tortula systylia
Pottiaceae Trichostomopsis australasiae
Pottiaceae Vinealobryum eckeliae
Pottiaceae Vinealobryum nicholsonii
Pottiaceae Weissia brachycarpa
Pseudoleskeaceae Lescuraea saviana
Pseudoleskeellaceae Pseudoleskeella rupestris
Ptychomitriaceae Brachydontium olympicum
Pylaisiaceae Aquilonium plicatulum
Pylaisiaceae Pseudostereodon procerrimus
Pylaisiaceae Pylaisia intricata
Pylaisiaceae Roaldia dolomitica
Pylaisiadelphaceae Brotherella henonii
Pylaisiadelphaceae Hageniella micans
Rhabdoweisiaceae Arctoa fulvella
Rhabdoweisiaceae Cnestrum alpestre
Rhabdoweisiaceae Cnestrum glaucescens
Rhabdoweisiaceae Cnestrum schisti
Rhabdoweisiaceae Cynodontium polycarpon
Rhabdoweisiaceae Cynodontium strumulosum
Rhabdoweisiaceae Cynodontium tenellum
Rhabdoweisiaceae Oreas martiana
Saelaniaceae Saelania glaucescens
Scorpidiaceae Hamatocaulis lapponicus
Scorpidiaceae Hygrohypnella bestii
Scorpidiaceae Hygrohypnella polaris
Scorpidiaceae Sanionia symmetrica
Scouleriaceae Scouleria marginata
Seligeriaceae Blindiadelphus campylopodus
Seligeriaceae Blindiadelphus recurvatus
Seligeriaceae Blindiadelphus subimmersus
Seligeriaceae Seligeria careyana
Seligeriaceae Seligeria tristichoides
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum annulatum
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum aongstroemii
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum contortum
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum inexspectatum
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum junghuhnianum
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum orientale
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum wilfii
Splachnaceae Tayloria acuminata
Splachnaceae Tayloria froelichiana
Splachnaceae Tayloria hornschuchii
Splachnaceae Tayloria splachnoides
Splachnaceae Tetraplodon pallidus
Splachnaceae Tetraplodon urceolatus
Stereodontaceae Stereodon hamulosus
Stereodontaceae Stereodon holmenii
Tetraphidaceae Tetrodontium brownianum
Tetraphidaceae Tetrodontium repandum
Thuidiaceae Echinophyllum sachalinense
Timmiaceae Timmia bavarica
Timmiaceae Timmia norvegica
Timmiaceae Timmia sibirica

Species Reported from BC in iNaturalist but not on Provincial Species List

# family species Comment
1 Amblystegiaceae Hygroamblystegium tenax New name, present in collections as Hygroamblystegium varium
2 Amblystegiaceae Hygrohypnum bestii New name, present in collections as Hygrohypnella bestii
3 Amblystegiaceae Palustriella commutata New name, present in collections as Palustriella falcata
4 Anomodontaceae Anomodon viticulosus Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
5 Aongstroemiaceae Dichodontium flavescens Old synonym of Dichodontium pellucidum in N. Am.
6 Bartramiaceae Bartramia stricta now treated as Bartramia aprica in W. N. Am.
7 Bartramiaceae Philonotis caespitosa Treated as P. fontana in BC
8 Brachytheciaceae Bryoandersonia illecebra Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
9 Brachytheciaceae Eurhynchium angustirete Old world species, iNat system issue with computer vision and geographic model
10 Brachytheciaceae Eurhynchium striatum Old world species, iNat system issue with computer vision and geographic model
11 Brachytheciaceae Homalothecium lutescens Old world species, iNat system issue with computer vision and geographic model
12 Brachytheciaceae Homalothecium sericeum Old world and Eastern NA species, iNat system issue with computer vision and geographic model
13 Brachytheciaceae Rhynchostegium confertum Old world species, iNat system issue with computer vision and geographic model
14 Brachytheciaceae Sciuro-hypnum curtum Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
15 Brachytheciaceae Sciuro-hypnum starkei Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
16 Bryaceae Gemmabryum apiculatum E, SE N. Am species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
17 Bryaceae Gemmabryum radiculosum Possibly legitimate
18 Callicladiaceae Callicladium haldanianum Spelling mistake in iNat system. = Callicladium haldaneanum
19 Callicladiaceae Callicladium imponens Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
20 Climaciaceae Climacium americanum Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
21 Dicranaceae Dicranum fulvum Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
22 Ditrichaceae Ditrichum zonatum Now treated as Ditrichum heteromallum
23 Entodontaceae Entodon cladorrhizans Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
24 Entodontaceae Entodon seductrix Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
25 Fissidentaceae Fissidens obtusifolius Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
26 Fissidentaceae Fissidens osmundioides Disagreements between systems over spelling osmundoides or osmundioides
27 Fissidentaceae Fissidens pusillus Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
28 Fissidentaceae Fissidens taxifolius Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
29 Fontinalaceae Fontinalis novae-angliae Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
30 Grimmiaceae Codriophorus aquaticus No herbarium records in N.AM, iNat record needs clarifying and more detail)
31 Grimmiaceae Grimmia reflexidens Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
32 Lembophyllaceae Isothecium alopecuroides Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
33 Lembophyllaceae Pseudisothecium myosuroides Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
34 Leucobryaceae Leucobryum glaucum Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
35 Leucodontaceae Leucodon sciuroides Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
36 Mniaceae Epipterygium tozeri BC Taxa of Epipterygium now E. biataurum
37 Mniaceae Mnium hornum Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
38 Mniaceae Pohlia sphagnicola Variably treated as subspecies of Pohlia nutans
39 Neckeraceae Pseudanomodon attenuatus Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
40 Neckeraceae Thamnobryum alopecurum Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
41 Orthotrichaceae Pulvigera lyellii Species of California and Old World, no clear records in BC
42 Orthotrichaceae Zygodon viridissimus Records are likely Zygodon rupestris
43 Plagiotheciaceae Isopterygiopsis muelleriana Accepted name, herbarium records for BC, not sure why absent from BC Moss List
44 Plagiotheciaceae Orthothecium rufescens one herbarium record for BC, some coastal iNat records.
45 Polytrichaceae Atrichum angustatum Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
46 Pottiaceae Triquetrella papillata Southern Hemisphere species, issue with iNAT computer Vision and geographic model
47 Sphagnaceae Sphagnum fallax Lots of herbarium records in BC but BC not in range with FNA treatment. Perhaps fallax records = S. pacificum?
48 Sphagnaceae Sphagnum imbricatum Lots of Herbarium Records in BC-- perhaps issue with Sphagnum austinii? As reported only from Alaska in FNA
49 Sphagnaceae Sphagnum inundatum 2 anomalous herbarium records and mention of presence in BC in FNA.
50 Sphagnaceae Sphagnum jensenii Scant and uncertain herbarium records, presence mentioned in FNA
51 Sphagnaceae Sphagnum obtusum Arctic-ish species with no herbarium records in province, but many nearby. 1 iNat record.
52 Sphagnaceae Sphagnum subfulvum Vitt records inland from central coast. Species sunonymized with Sphagnum nitidum. Neither are on BC list.
53 Takakiaceae Takakia ceratophylla Central Asian Species. MisID?
54 Thuidiaceae Thuidium tamariscinum Eastern NA species, iNAT system issue with Computer Vision and Geographic Model
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Posted on February 28, 2024 09:10 PM by rambryum rambryum | 10 comments | Leave a comment

February 17, 2024

Some Bryophytes from the grounds of an abandoned sand/aggregate quarry on Vancouver Island

On this part of Vancouver Island, there are lots of glacial sand, clay, till and gravel deposits. I guess when developers or regional districts are looking for cheap materials for roadbeds, driveways, drainage & foundations, they can often just dig around nearby and save money on transportation and material sourcing. Whatever the case, many of these sand and aggregate quarries seem to fall into quick disuse, only to be given new life by dogwalkers, ATVers and illegal dumpers. Whatever the case, it works out well so far as bryophyte habitat goes. The combination of open exposure, frequent disturbance, pooling water and mineral soils of all particle sizes seems to provide a seed bed of sorts for bryophytes, many of which behave as annuals.

Below is an assortment of them from today, with one observation of Scotch Broom to show the landscape. Species present seems to vary by season, but this seems to be one of the better times of the year for yee olde gametophytes. If you have some old quarry grounds nearby (Coquitlam, Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Abbotsford et al.) looks for the pools and tire tracks.

Posted on February 17, 2024 11:33 PM by rambryum rambryum | 22 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment