Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Anomodon rugelii
Family: Anomodontaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2?

On rocks (especially limestone) also commonly on bark at or near the base of trees, less often on rotten logs and stumps (Crum and Anderson 1981).

Species Description:


Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Rather coarse plants in dark-green, yellowish, or brownish dense mats. Leaves not ending in a hair point; margins plane. Primary stems often produce stolons with small, wide-spreading or squarrose leaves; secondary stems and branches erect-ascending. Leaves scarcely tapered from the shoulders to the rounded apex, rounded-auriculate at the base, leaves erect and contorted when dry.

Vegetation removal or other large scale site changes may be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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