|Leskea gracilescens growing on the side of a tree. Photo by|
Robert A Klips
|A leaf of Leskea gracilescens, showing the small roundish|
cells with papillae (translucent light spots). Photo by Kalman
Strauss, posted in the Consortium of North American
Bryophyte Herbaria database.
Only Leskea australis is known from central Florida. It has been found throughout the state, but has not been reported from the extreme south, the western panhandle or the Atlantic coastal counties. Elsewhere, it is found throughout the southeastern U.S.
|A leafy shoot of Leskea gracilescens with an inset of the |
papillose leaf cells. Photo by Robert A.Klips
|The erect, symmetrical spore capsules of Leskea gracilescens.|
Photo by Kalman Strauss.