Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Bryum cyclophyllum
Family: Bryaceae

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

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S1?

On wet soil at the edge of ditches or among roots of trees subject to inundation (Crum and Anderson, 1981). In KY, thin soil on limestone outcrop.

Species Description:


Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Weak, soft plants in loose tufts up to about 2 (rarely 4) cm high, pale-green, yellowish, or brownish. Stems pale-yellow to brownish, simple or forked because of innovations. Leaves soft, not crowded, spreading and contorted when dry, erect-spreading when moist, about 2-2.2 mm long, oblong-ovate to elliptic, rounded at the apex, narrowly and inconspicuously decurrent.

The habitat for this species is especially sensitive to changes in hydrology and not likely to withstand much alteration. Hydrologic changes (i.e. stream alterations road construction) would likely be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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