On earth in woods, near Victoria, Vancouver Island, May 6th,
On earth in fields, Sea's farm, and on rocks Burnside Road, near Victoria, Vancouver Island, May, 1893. (Macoun.)
997. T. indigens, Ren. & Card., Botanical Gazette, Vol. XXII., p. 50.
Very small, gregarious, dirty green; stems scarcely 1-2 mm high. Leaves patent, subcirrate when dry, 1.25-1.75 mm. long, and oblong-lingulate, obtuse, apiculate or crenulate by the pro-jecion of the papillae; costa stout, percurrent or vanishing just below the apex; cells minute, rotundate or subquadrate, densely papillose, becoming gradually larger, oblong, rectangular, pellucid and smooth toward the base. Perichetial leaves from an oblong and loosely reticulate base, linear-lingulate, obtuse or mucronate. Pedicel thin, reddish, paler above, 4-6 mm. long, slightly twisted to the left under the capsule when dry. Capsule small, erect, oblong-cylindrical, chestnut-colored, about 1 mm. long. Lid unknown. Annulus simple, teeth of the peristome purple, slightly twisting, on a narrow basilar membrane, segments filiform, minutely granulose, marked with a longitudinal line, articulate, slightly nodose and partly connected in the lower part. Probably dioecious (male flowers unseen).
Resembling the smallest form of Barbula unguiculata, Hedw., by the shape and areolation of the leaves, but well distinct by the peristome being much shorter and less twisted, the teeth describing scarcely half a spiral turn.
Newfoundland, 1895. (Waghorne.)