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Physcomitrium pyriforme (Hedwig) Hampe
Physcomitrium australe; Physcomitrium californicum; Physcomitrium drummondii; Physcomitrium kellermanii; Physcomitrium megalocarpum; Physcomitrium turbinatum; Physcomitrium kellermanii var drummondii; Physcomitrium megalocarpum var californicum; Physcomitrium pyriforme var serratum; Physcomitrium turbinatum var langloisii; Physcomitrium turbinatum f australe

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Physcomitrium pyriforme (Hedw.) Hampe
physcomitrium moss

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General Information
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Group: Moss
Family: Funariaceae
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Growth Habit : Nonvascular
Native Status : NA   N
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
PHAU10 Physcomitrium australe E. Britton
PHCA37 Physcomitrium californicum E. Britton
PHDR4 Physcomitrium drummondii E. Britton
PHKE3 Physcomitrium kellermanii E. Britton
PHKED Physcomitrium kellermanii E. Britton var. drummondii (E. Britton) Grout
PHME12 Physcomitrium megalocarpum Kindb.
PHMEC Physcomitrium megalocarpum Kindb. var. californicum (E. Britton) Grout
PHPYS Physcomitrium pyriforme (Hedw.) Hampe var. serratum (Renauld & Cardot) H.A. Crum & L.E. Anderson
PHTUA Physcomitrium turbinatum (Michx.) E. Britton f. australe (E. Britton) Grout
PHTUL Physcomitrium turbinatum (Michx.) E. Britton var. langloisii (Renauld & Cardot) E. Britton
PHTU8 Physcomitrium turbinatum (Michx.) E. Britton, non Müll. Hal. ex Lesq. & James, nom. illeg.
PHTU7 Physcomitrium turbinatum Müll. Hal. ex Lesq. & James

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Division Bryophyta – Mosses
Subdivision Musci
Class Bryopsida – True mosses
Subclass Bryidae
Order Funariales
Family Funariaceae
Genus Physcomitrium (Brid.) Brid. – physcomitrium moss
Species Physcomitrium pyriforme (Hedw.) Hampe – physcomitrium moss

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4. Physcomitrium pyriforme (Hedwig) Hampe, Linnaea. 11: 80. 1837.

Gymnostomum pyriforme Hedwig, Sp. Musc. Frond., 38. 1801; Physcomitrium californicum E. Britton; P. drummondii E. Britton; P. kellermanii E. Britton; P. megalocarpum Kindberg; P. pygmaeum James; P. turbinatum (Michaux) E. Britton

Plants light green or yellowish green. Stems 0.2-15(-25) cm. Leaves obovate to ovate-lanceolate, distal leaves 2-5 mm; margins toothed, sometimes nearly smooth distally; percurrent to rarely short-excurrent. Specialized asexual reproduction absent. Seta (1-)6-15(-30) mm. Capsule exserted, 1 - 3 mm, globose-pyriform when young, highly variable in shape when old, urceolate to pyriform; neck short, distinct; exothecial cells irregular hexagonal; suboral cells consisting of 5-17 rows of rectangular cells. Spores (24-)46-60(-90) µm, papillose.

Capsules mature late fall-spring. Wet soil in disturbed places; low to high elevations; Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., N.S., Ont., Que., Sask.; Ala., Ark., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., S.C., S.Dak., Utah, Vt., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.; Mexico; Eurasia; Africa; Australia.

Physcomitrium pyriforme is morphologically variable and widespread across the continent. Plant size, leaf characters, and shape of the capsule vary from place to place and often within populations.

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