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Sphagnum magellanicum

Sphagnum magellanicum

Description:

Plant pigmented red; moderate size; stems w/ spiral reinforcing fibrils in cortex, 1-2 pores per cell; branch fascicles with 2-3 spreading and 2-3 pendant. branch leaves with chlorophyllous cells short-elliptic in transverse section, well enclosed on each side

Habitat:

nutrient poor fen. formed an almost continuous lawn to small hummocks in a fully exposed site. Ledum groenlandicum, Sphagnum papillosum, Sphagnum angustifolium were also present intermittently.

Notes:

To the best of my knowledge, this is only known population of S. magellanicum in Western Washington. Although it is

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Washington, USA

Lat: 47.66, Long: -121.61

Spotted on Mar 19, 2016
Submitted on Mar 25, 2016

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