|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. (Sematophyllaceae) 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)