On stumps and old logs, Melaspina Inlet, Gulf of Georgia, B.C. (Dawson.) On old logs at Comox, Vancouver Island. (Macoun.) On trees, Nova Scotia. (James.) On trees at New Harbor, Hopewell Bay and Speedwell Bay, Newfoundland. (Rev. A. Waghorne.)
(759.) I. stoloniferum, (Hook.) Brid. Bryol. Univ. II., 371.
Hypnum stoloniferum, Hook.; Lesq. & James, Mosses of N. America, 348;
Canadian Musci, No. 292, in part. H. myosuroides, Canadian Musci, No. 291, in part. H. spiculiferum, Canadian Musci, No. 293, in part.
Vancouver Island. (Wood.) British Columbia. (Lyall.) Northwest America. (Menzies.) Nootka Sound. (Barclay.) Forward Inlet, Gulf of Georgia, B.C. (Dawson.) On rocks, North Arm, Burrard Inlet; on trees, very common, in woods at Hastings, B.C.; very abundant on old logs near the sea at Comox, Vancouver Island. (Macoun.)
On the bases of trees at Hastings, B.C.; also on logs near Victoria, Vancouver Island. (Macoun.) Queen Charlotte Islands; on logs Melaspina Inlet, Gulf of Georgia, B.C. (Dawson.)
(761.) I. lentum, (Mitt.) Lesq. & James.
Hypnum lentum, Mitt.; Lesq. & James, Mosses of N. America, 350. H. stoloniferum, Canadian Musci, No. 292, in part.
North-west coast of America. (Douglas.) On trees in the vicinity of Victoria, Vancouver Island. (Macoun.)
(762.) I. Brewerianum, (Lesq.) Lesq. & James.
Hypnum Brewerianum, Lesq.; Lesq. & James, Mosses of N. America, 349; Canadian Musci, No. 294, in part.
On rocks, North Arm, Burrard Inlet, B.C.; also on rocks at Esqui-mault, near Victoria, Vancouver Island. (Macoun.)
(763.) I. myurellum, Kindb. Bull. Torr. Bot. Club, XVII., 278; Canadian Musci, No. 397.
Tufts very loose, dark green, not glossy. Stems creeping; branches (secondary stems) erect, tree-like and ramose; branchlets curved, attenuate. Leaves of the branches appressed when dry, small, ovate, blunt or short-acuminate, twice serrate or denticulate all around, smooth, scarcely reflexed on the borders; alar cells round-quadrate, the middle ones narrow, upper rhombic; costa long, three-fourths the length of the leaf. Perichetial leaves nerveless, oblong with a long, denticulate, horizontally patent acumen and narrow cells. Capsule oval-oblong, inclined; segments with a low basilar membrane and two short cilia; annulus double; lid conical, acuminate; pedicel smooth. Dioecious.
On decaying logs and rocks below the railway bridge over the Nanaimo River, Vancouver Island. (Macoun.) Drew's Harbor, Gulf of Georgia, B.C. (Dawson.)
(764.) I. spiculiferum, (Mitt.) Lesq. & James.
Hypnum spiculiferum, Mitt,; Lesq. & James, Mosses of N. America, 348. British America. (Lyall, Douglas.)
(765.) I. acuticuspis, (Mitt.) Lesq. & James.
Hypnum acuticuspis, Mitt.; Lesq. & James, Mosses of N. America, 349. British Columbia. (Douglas.)
(766.) I. aggregatum, (Mitt) Lesq. & James.
Hypnum aggregatum, Mitt.; Lesq. & James, Mosses of N. America, 350. Vancouver Island. (Lyall.) British Columbia, (Douglas.)
(767.) I. aplocladum, (Mitt.) Lesq. & James.
Hypnum aplocladum, Mitt.; Lesq. & James, Mosses of N. America, 350. North-west coast of America. (Douglas.)
1154. I. brachycladon, Kindb., Bryol. N. Am. & Eur. 35.
Differs from I. aplocladum: Leaves smaller; those of the stem subovate, nearly entire, with very short or indistinct costa; branchleaves sometimes short-acuminate. Stem creeping, irregularly divided; branches distant, very short,slightly curved not julaceous. Tufts bright green. Capsules unknown. Habit of I. striatum.
Under damp rocks, Sea's Farm, near Victoria, Vancouver Island, May 6th, 1893. (Macoun.)
Dr. A. J. Grout writes on this specimen "Not aplocladon. Probably myurellum."
1155. I. hylocomioides, Kindb., Bryol. N. Am.& Eur. 35.
Differs from I. Breweri. Leaves shorter, subovate, generally subobtuse, more sharply serrate above to below the middle; apical cells oval-oblong, middle and lower linear, alar disposed on a short space. Perichetial leaves minutely denticulate. Capsule cylindric-oblong sometimes curved; teeth pale yellow; cilia short; lid not seen. Tufts loose, green or brown-green. Stem bipinnate; branches numerous not julaceous, often with short flagellae.
On rocks in the ravine at Goldstream, near Victoria, Vancouver Island, June 2nd, 1893; on damp rocks, Victoria Arm, Victoria, Vancouver Island, May 11th, 1893. (Macoun.)
Dr. A. J. Grout refers the above specimens to I. stoloniferum.
1156. I. thamnioides, Kindb., Bryol. N. Am. & Eur. 36.
Stem-leaves denticulate below, serrate or twice serrulate above; upper cells rhombic or rhomboidal. Branch-leaves serrate nearly all around; upper cells lanceolate-linear, middle and lower sub-linear, alar disposed on a short space. Perichetial leaves serrate. Capsule cylindric, inclined or slightly curved; lid short-acuminate; teeth yellow; cilia short appendiculate. Tufts loose, glossy green. Branches long-attenuate nearly crowded not julaceous.
On rocks in the ravine at Goldstream, Vancouver Island, June 2nd, 1893. (Macoun.)
1157. I. obtusatulum, Kindb., Revue Bryol.; 1895.
Stem-leaves broad-ovate, short, acuminate, acute, recurved below, serrate above; branch-leaves smaller, suboval, obtusate often obtuse; upper (sometimes also the middle) cells oval or broad-oblong, middle narrowly oblong or sublanceolate; costa reaching to 3/4 or shorter. Capsule oblong; teeth yellowish; cilia nodose, shorter; lid muticous, acute. Stem pinnate; branches generally distant, often flagelliferous. Tufts dark green.
On rocks, Parson's Mountain, near Victoria, Vancouver Island, May 17th, 1893. (Macoun.)
The whole genus needs revision as altogether too many species have been made.
(758.; I. myosuroides, Brid.
On stones and the bases of trees at Yarmouth, N.S., June 20th, 1883. (Macoun.)
(760.) I. Cardoti, Kindb.
Rhizome creeping; secondary stems pinnate, also ligneous, often curved, sometimes bearing rigid, long and at the apex branching flagella.
Stem-leaves ovate-lanceolate, subulate-acuminate, faintly denticulate below, the acumen serrate and twisted above; cells often yellowish, all long and narrow, except the basal, the alar and inner basal dark-yellow or orange, quadrate or rectangular; costa stout reaching to 2/3; branch-leaves shorter-acuminate, sharply serrate above the middle, borders often faintly reflexed to the acumen. Perigonial leaves sub-ovate, reddish at the base; costa fine and short; antheridia 3-4 Perichetial leaves nerveless, from a short, ovate base suddenly tapering to the much longer, subulate, acumen; vagina long-ciliate above. Capsule oval, horizontally patent or cernuous, teeth pale-yellow; segments rimose in the middle, prolonged into long and smooth cilia; pedicel smooth, about 1 cm. long, arcuate above. Monoecious.
This fine species differs from I. myosuroides, in the doubly larger leaves, the stout costa, the robust ligneous stem, the rigid flagella, etc.