Hymenophyllum wrightii

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Filmy Fern (Hymenophyllum wrightii): A very small fern only documented as a gametophyte in Southeast Alaska. H. wrightii gametophytes resemble unbranched leafy liverworts. Expected in the southern half of the region (FNA map), there are few collections - likely due to ease with which they would be overlooked where they grow on decaying wood in a variety of low elevation forest types.






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  • Muller: S; wet cliffs & tree trunks
  • Hall 2010: Coasts and islands of Southeast Alaska on wet vertical cliffs and rocks or epiphytic on bark and decaying wood of conifers. Also among mosses and liverworts.







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