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Wilf'S Sphagnum

(Sphagnum wilfii)

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Description

Plants-densely tufted, capitulum - flat-topped; typically red; forms small tufts and hummocks in shaded and open sites.-Stems-red; superficial cortical cells aporose.-Stem leaves-1.2 mm or more, broadly triangular to triangular-lingulate, 1.2 or more, apex acute, border broad at base (more than 0.25 width); hyaline cells mostly efibrillose, 1-2-septate.-Branches-uncrowded, 5-ranked.-Branch fascicles-with 2 spreading and 1 pendent branch.-Branch leaves-ovate-lanceolate, 0.7 mm or more, straight, concave, loosely involute from apex to middle or near base; concave surface with few (2-4) small, rounded, or elliptic pores, especially in cell angles, concave surface aporose or with 1-2 pores at cell ends.-Sexual condition-unknown.-Spores-unknown.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Bryophyta
Class: Sphagnopsida
Order:Sphagnales
Family:Sphagnaceae
Genus:Sphagnum
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