Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Entodon brevisetus
Family: Entodontaceae

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

Global Rank: G4?
State Rank: S1?

On bark, especially at the base of hardwood trees, also on logs or stumps and rock (Crum and Anderson)

Species Description:


Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Plants yellowish to golden-brown, +/- shiny, in flat mats. Stems creeping, subpinnately branched; stems and branches terete, not or very slightly flattened. Leaves erect, 1.2-2 mm long, oblong-lanceolate, slenderly acuminate, +/-serrulate above. Autoicous (having male and female organs on the same plant, but on different branches).

Grazing or browsing pressure, vegetation removal, or hydrologic changes (i.e. stream alterations road construction) would be detrimental.

Global Range:
From New Brunswick to Minnesota and south to North Carolina and Missouri; also reported from Newfoundland (Crum and Anderson 1981). Extending into Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in the northeast, also occurring in New York. Ireland (1982) gives the range as Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Alberta, Maine, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Mississippi, Minnesota, and Asia. Recently reported in Alabama (Buck 1993).

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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