Elodium elodioides - (Renauld & Cardot ex Röll) Eckel
Blandow's Bog Moss
Synonym(s): Helodium blandowii var. helodioides (Ren. & Card. in Roll) Crum et al. ;Helodium paludosum var. elodioides (Renauld & Cardot) Grout
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Helodium blandowii var. elodioides (Ren. and Card.) Crum, et al (TSN 16145) ;Helodium blandowii var. helodioides (Ren. & Card. in Röll) Crum et al. (TSN 549402)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.123311
Element Code: NBMUS3C012
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Non-Vascular - Mosses
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Bryophyta Bryopsida Hypnales Helodiaceae Elodium
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Anderson, L.E., H.A. Crum, and W.R. Buck. 1990. List of the mosses of North America north of Mexico. The Bryologist 93(4):448-499.
Concept Reference Code: A90AND01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Helodium blandowii var. helodioides
Taxonomic Comments: FNA (vol. 28, 2014) elevates Helodium blandowii var. helodioides to full species as Elodium elodioides. The spelling of the scientific name in Anderson (1990) is in contrast with the treatment of Crum and Anderson (1981) who stated that the original spelling of the epithet "elodioides" [instead of helodioides] is the correct form.
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G3
Global Status Last Reviewed: 26Nov1999
Global Status Last Changed: 23Apr1991
Rounded Global Status: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Helodium blandowii var. helodioides is a rare moss with a scattered distribution. It is found in swampy woods in Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ontario, New York, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR
Nation: Canada
National Status: NNR

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Indiana (SNR), Iowa (SNR), Massachusetts (SNR), Michigan (SNR), Minnesota (SNR), New Jersey (SNR), New York (SNR), Ohio (SNR), Pennsylvania (S1S2), Vermont (S1), Wisconsin (S3)
Canada Quebec (SNR)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: Known from Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and Ontario (Crum and Anderson 1981). Reported also from New York (Ketchledge 1980) and Vermont.

Population Size Comments: Rare and scattered (Crum and Anderson 1981).

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Distribution
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Global Range: Known from Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and Ontario (Crum and Anderson 1981). Reported also from New York (Ketchledge 1980) and Vermont.

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United States IA, IN, MA, MI, MN, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VT, WI
Canada QC

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Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: Mosses in dense, somewhat rigid, dark-green or brown masses 5-12 cm high. Stems red-brown, erect, spreading, loosely and sometimes irregularly pinnate. Branches nearly equal, straight, somewhat tapered, widely spreading. Stem leaves erect or erect-spreading, 1.2-1.5 mm long, somewhat sulcate, broadly ovate, gradually short-acuminate, abruptly narrowed to the insertion and decurrent, ciliate near the base. Margins irregularly revolute, often nearly to the apex (especially when dry), serrulate or sinuate-serrulate above. Costa ending near the apex or subpercurrent. Branch leaves erect or erect-incurved and moderately contorted when dry, erect-spreading when moist, narrowly ovate, acute (Crum and Anderson 1981).
Habitat Comments: Grows on soil or logs in swampy woods, including elm and tamarack swamps (Crum and Anderson 1981).
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 26Nov1999
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Gries, D.; rev. R.J. Belland.

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References
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  • Allen, B. 2014. Maine mosses: Drummondiaceae-Polytrichaceae. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, Volume 111. New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx, NY. 608 pp.

  • Anderson, L.E., H.A. Crum, and W.R. Buck. 1990. List of the mosses of North America north of Mexico. The Bryologist 93(4):448-499.

  • Crum, H.A., and L.E. Anderson. 1981. Mosses of eastern North America. 2 Volumes. Columbia Univ. Press, New York. 1328 pp.

  • Eckel, P.M. 2012. The genus Elodium (Bryophyta, Helodiaceae): A history and new combinations. Phytoneuron 2012-70: 1-7.

  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 2014a. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 28. Bryophyta, Part 2. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. vii + 702 pp.

  • Ketchledge, Edwin H. 1980. Revised checklist of the mosses of New York State, The State Education Department, Albany, New York.

  • Welch, Winona H., Ph.D. 1957. Mosses of Indiana. The Bookwalter Company, Indianapolis, IN. 478 pp.

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