|Vescicularia vesicularis growing at Castellow Hammock,|
Miami-Dade County. Photo by Scott Zona
moss found on moist soil, logs, rocks, and sometimes submerged in running water. The ovate, smooth-edged leaves lack a midrib, but may have two very short ribs at the base. Leaf cells are oval to diamond-shaped in the upper leaf, somewhat smaller and roundish at the base. The spore capsules are symmetrical and short-cylindric, becoming constricted below the opening when dry, and are nodding by a bend in the upper stalk.
|The capsules of Vesicularia are nodding or slightly skewed to the side, but not asymmetric like|
Isopterygium. Photo by Scott Zona.
This is a tropical species found throughout the new world tropics. In the U.S. it is found only in Florida and Louisiana. In Florida it has been collected in scattered locations throughout the peninsula and in Santa Rosa County.