Calypogeia sphagnicola

Calypogeia sphagnicola is a small Calypogia species, in which the leaves may be somewhat separated along the stem, rather than overlapping like shingles, although this tends to be more common in young than mature shoots. The lateral leaves are also more narrowed towards the margins than other Calypogeia species, giving the appearance of pear in profile, but often with a bite taken out of the narrow tip.

It is often found amongst Sphagnum and over peat in bogs of Charlotte, Northumberland, Restigouche, Saint John, Westmorland, and York counties, and is probably under-reported and under-collected due to small size and bryocolous habit (growing on focal taxa like Sphagnum).

Species Name:

Calypogeia sphagnicola

Species Authority: (Arnell et J. Perss.) Warnst. et Loeske
Total Records held: 13
Total Records held at NBM: 12