Swartzia inclinata

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Swartzia inclinata Hedw. Descr. 2: 74. 1789
Dislichium indinalum B.S.G. Bryol. Eur. (29-30:) Distich. 5. 1846.
Plants in short dense, dark-green tufts 2-4 cm. high; stems short, matted together and discolored at the base with dark tomentum: leaves closely imbricate at the base, 2-3 mm. long, sHghtly spreading at the apex, the costa excurrent, forming most of the subulate, slightly roughened point, denticulate at the apex; perichaetial leaves longer and more subulate, with a sheathing base. Autoicous: antheridia in buds below the perichaetium: seta 10-15 mm. long, seldom 20 mm., erect, twisted: calyptra cucullate: capsules incUned, small, 1-1.5 mm. long, ovoid, becoming brown and glossy when dry; annulus narrow, of three rows of cells, falling with the orange-bordered lid; peristome dark-red, the teeth flat, lanceolate, closely jointed, perforate in 2-3 lines, not split, striolate, almost smooth: spores green, rough, 30-45 /i in diameter, maturing in summer.
Type locality: Upsala, Sweden.
Distribution: Crevices of damp rocks in moist alpine situations or in peat bogs; less common than the preceding; Greenland, Labrador, Quebec, and Minnesota; in the Rocky Mountains from Utah to Montana; mountains of California; also in Europe.
bibliographic citation
Albert LeRoy Andrews, Elizabeth Gertrude Britton, Julia Titus Emerson. 1961. SPHAGNALES-BRYALES; SPHAGNACEAE; ANDREAEACEAE, ARCHIDIACEAE, BRUCHIACEAE, DITRICHACEAE, BRYOXIPHIACEAE, SELIGERIACEAE. North American flora. vol 15(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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