Barbilophozia lycopodioides

Syn. Jungermannia lycopodioides

Description

Barbilophozia lycopodioides is a leafy-liverwort that is probably rare in New Brunswick. It is recognized by its undulate leaves with the middle lobe being twice as broad as the outer lobes (almost webbed). Unlike Barbilophozia hatcheri, there are no gemmae present and the plants are often white or yellow/green.

Habitat and Distribution

Barbilophozia lycopodioides can be found on humus on rock ledges or on the forest floor.

There are 5 total records of Barbilophozia lycopodioides in New Brunswick, recorded in 4 counties: Charlotte, Northumberland, Restigouche and Victoria.

It is likely rare, and possibly restricted in the province, but may also be undercollected. There is only one record at New Brunswick Museum; it was collected from cedar tree roots in the Freeze Lakes area. Four additional records are known (at CMN and YU), but two were collected in 1882 and do not necessarily represent the current distribution of the species.

Species Name:

Barbilophozia lycopodioides

Family Name:

Scapaniaceae

Species Authority: (Wallr.) Loeske
Total Records held: 5
Total Records held at NBM: 1