Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Herzogiella turfacea
Family: Hypnaceae

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

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S1?

On decayed stumps or logs, occasionally on humus or bark at the base of trees, in moist, coniferous woods (Crum and Anderson).

Species Description:


Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Rather small, yellow- or bright-green plants in loose mats. Branches spreading. Leaves wide-spreading and loosely and indistinctly complanate, often +/- secund at the tips, sometimes somewhat plicate when dry, 1.2-1.5 mm long, oblong-lanceolate, gradually narrowed to a long, flexuose acumen, not decurrent.

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