Luisierella barbula - (Schwaegr.) Steere
a moss
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Luisierella barbula (Schwaegr.) Steere (TSN 16743)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.125654
Element Code: NBMUS4G010
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Non-Vascular - Mosses
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Bryophyta Bryopsida Pottiales Pottiaceae Luisierella
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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: Luisierella barbula
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G3G4
Global Status Last Reviewed: 27Jan1999
Global Status Last Changed: 25Apr1991
Rounded Global Status: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Luisierella barbula is known from two Florida counties, Alabama, central Texas, Bermunda, and tropical America. The tiny moss grows on limestone in shaded areas.
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Alabama (SNR), Florida (SNR), Georgia (SNR), Texas (SNR)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: In the United States, only known from Jackson and Washington Counties, Florida, central Texas (Reese 1984), and Alabama. Also found in Bermuda and tropical America (Reese 1984).

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Distribution
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Global Range: In the United States, only known from Jackson and Washington Counties, Florida, central Texas (Reese 1984), and Alabama. Also found in Bermuda and tropical America (Reese 1984).

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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AL, FL, GA, TX

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National Distribution Outside of U.S. & Canada: Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico
Ecology & Life History Not yet assessed
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Basic Description: Mosses tiny, often matted with blue-green algae, green to brown or reddish; stems very short, simple; leaves ligulate to linear, obtuse, straight to flexuous-contorted when dry, erect-spreading when moist; margins plane, crenulate; costa ending below leaf apex. Commonly producing sporophytes; setae elongate; capsules cylindric, symmetric or nearly so; peristome teeth short to long, papillose, irregular, straight or slightly twisted when dry; spores smooth; operculum slenderly rostrate; calyptra cucullate (Reese 1984).
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 27Jan1999
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Gries, D.

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References
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  • 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.

  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 2007b. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 27. Bryophytes: Mosses, Part 1. Oxford University Press, New York. xxi + 713 pp.

  • Reese, W.D. 1984. Mosses of the Gulf South: From the Rio Grande to the Apalachicola. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge. 252 pp.

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