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Sphagnum austinii

Sphagnum austinii

Description:

Plant yellow-green to deep purple-brown; branches imbricate, branch leaves cross-section with chlorophyllous cells exposed on concave surface; chlorophyllous cells equilateral triangular with vertical comb lamellae where hyaline cells overlap; stem brown; stem cortical cells with spiral reinforcing fibrils; stem leaf cells with fibrils.

Habitat:

Basin bog. wet site 20' from edge of lake. forming hummock - 40 cm tall. Associated species: Sphagnum subnitens on the bottom of hummock, Kalmia microphylla, Tsuga heterophylla, oxycoccous oxycoccous

Notes:

This is a species common to raised and blanket bogs. In the NE Pacific, it occurs from Alaska to Washington. This is a critically imperiled species for the state of washington.

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Everett, Washington, USA

Lat: 47.78, Long: -121.85

Spotted on Sep 5, 2015
Submitted on Sep 6, 2015

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