|Sematophyllum adnatum forms tangled mats of elongate leafy stems. It is|
distinguished from mosses of similar habit by the leaves that curve strongly
to one side. (Essig 20060516, USF)
Sematophyllum adnatum (Michx.) E. G. Britt. is one of the most common mosses in Florida, and also occurs westward into Texas, northward to New York and Ohio, and in tropical America.
|The leaves of Sematophyllum adnatum consist of uniformly|
elongate cells with thick walls, except at the basal corners
(here folded in) where they are more squarrish and inflated.
(R. and J. Lassiter 2119, USF)