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The Gleason Moss Collection


Ablystegium juratzkanum.Schimp.
Darwin Falls, one mile from Paramint Springs, Death Valley, California. Rock beside of road to canyon.
March 5, 1948 collector: Myra Van Horn

Specimen Photographs
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A. juratzkanum is a slender pleurocarpous plant with a light yellow-green color (Welch). Members of the genus Amblystegium have freely and irregularly branched gametophytes (Crum). Numerous A. juratzkanum form loosely spreading tufts in a variety of moist or wet habitats. This hydrated specimen of A. juratzkanum shows its taxonomically distinctive trait of widely spreading leaves. The leaves of A. juratzkanum Schimp are ovate or ovate-lanceolate with straight costa.


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