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Sphagnum mendocinum


Plant brown to orange; flat-topped capitilum, stellate, with prominent terminal bud; lower stem green, upper stem dark brown without a superficial layer of cells; stem leaves small (.8-1.2 mm) triangular to lingulate triangular, fibrils and pores only on distal hyaline cells; branch fascicles sparing enough to see the stem, 2 spreading and 2 pendant, moderate to strongly 5-ranked; branch leaf pores along the commisures, chlorophyllous cells exposed slightly on convex surface, triangular elliptic.


This plant was found in an outlet of a nutrient rich fen. It was growing in a ditch. Very wet.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Mar 6, 2015
Submitted on Mar 6, 2015

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