Apometzgeria pubescens

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Apometzgeria pubescens: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Apometzgeria pubescens
Apometzgeria pubescens: A small epiphytic thallose liverwort with narrow round tipped lobes. The abundant hairs on both surfaces - visible with a hand lens or in good light - are a good diagnostic character.

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Other References

Worley's Map of Collection Records for Metzgeria pubescens

Ian Worley
[as Metzgeria pubescens]
Southeastern Alaska Distribution: Throughout, usually at lower elevations.
Habitat: Common as festooning mats on non-acidic, mesic rock faces, canyon walls, cliffs, trees and shaded rocks.
Comments: Sporophytes have not been seen in the southeastern Alaska material.

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