colonizes bare soil, forming small clumps. Stems are short, upright, and bear a few narrow, elongate leaves. The massive midrib extends to the tip of the leaf. Leaf cells in the narrow blade on either side of the midrib are irregularly squarish.
|Trematodon longicollis appears on bare soil. This colony appeared in a flower bed that had been turned over just a few weeks earlier. Note the thick, tapering neck below the more swollen spore chamber.
|On either side of the massive midrib, one can see the irregular
cells of the blade, that range from squarish to triangular.
Oklahoma, and to Pennsylvania in the north. In Florida, it has been collected spottily throughout the state.