|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)
[For other mosses in this series, see the Table of Contents]
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.
|Leaf cells of Sematophyllum are narrow, tapered, and somewhat|
worm-like, but with thinner walls than in Isopterygium. From
a dried herbarium specimen (Essig 20160119-2, USF)
|The leaves gradually taper to a narrow point.|