By springs, Tobique River, N.B. (Hay.) New Harbor and White Bay, Newfoundland. (Rev. A. Waghorne.) By a spring at Canaan Forks, Queen's Co., N.B. (J. Moser.) In limestone springs, Jupiter River, Anticosti; by springs, at Truro, N.S.; wet limestone rocks and by springs, Gaspé Co., Que.; by a spring along the Trent River, two miles above the railway bridge at Trenton, Ont.; abundant on rocks below Jones Falls, at Owen Sound, Ont.; by springs along the Athabasca River, Fort Assiniboine, N.W.T.; in limestone springs at Hudson Hope, Peace River, lat. 56°; on the tufa mounds and in springs at Banff, Rocky Mountains; on stones in a brook at Spence's Bridge, B.C.; and at Comox Vancouver Island. (Macoun.) Saskatchewan. (Bourgeau.) Mooyie River, B.C. (Lyall.) In the vicinity of London, Ont. (J. Dearness.)
Tar. aciculinum, CM. & Kindb. (n. var.)
Costa excurrent to a rigid point. On wet rocks in Eagle Pass west of Revelstoke, B.C., May 23rd, 1890. (Macoun.)
(861.) H. chloropterum, C. M. & Kindb. (n. sp.)
H. (Brachythecium) Novae-Angliae, Canadian Musci, No. 440.
Tufts laxly cohering, with few rhizoids, whitish or bright green, not shining. Stem more or less densely pinnate, rigid. Stem-leaves small, patent also in a dry state, loosely and long-decurrent, auricled, papillose at back, distinctly but faintly plicate, concave, broad-ovate, suddenly narrowed to a short, in a dry state, twisted acumen; borders broadly recurved below, sometimes to the middle, denticulate all around from the apex to the auricles; areolation lax, more or less chlorophyl-lose; alar cells larger, subquadrate, numerous, the other oval-oblong, only the uppermost narrow; costa distinct, reaching above the middle; branch-leaves more loosely disposed, sometimes ovate-oblong and narrow-areolate. Capsule small, suboblong, straight or curved; lid elongate-conic, oblique-apiculate or rostellate; pedicel 1-1.5 cm. long, very rough, purple. Inner perichetial leaves narrower, longer filiform-pointed, nerveless. Monoecious.
This species resembles Hypnum Novae-Angliae in habit, but differs considerably in the distinctly papillose, looser and patent, wider-areolate leaves and the monoecious inflorescence. In Hypnum Novae-Angliae, the branches are julaceous and the leaves nearly appressed in a dry state, the branchlets shorter and less evolute. Both have a wide leaf-areolation, resembling the allied Hypnum filicinum and Hypnum commutatum, also the genus Amblystegium.
On rocks, New Harbor, Newfoundland. (Rev. A. Waghorne.) On the ground in shade, Canaan Forks, Queen's Co., and Elmwood, King's Co., KB. (J. Moser.)
(862.) H. Novae-Angliae, Sulliv. & Lesq.; Lesq. & James, Mosses of N. America, 344.
On earth in woods at Canaan Forks, Queen's Co., N.B. (J. Moser.)
(863.) H. commutatum, Hedw.; Lesq. & James, Mosses of N. America, 387; Canadian Musci, No. 448.
Rocky Mountains. (Bourgeon.) On earth in a swamp, Canaan Forks, Queen's Co. N.B. (J. Moser.) On wot rocks, North Hastings, Ont.; on rocks at Hastings, Burrard Inlet, B.C. (Macoun.) Greenland. (Fl. Gr.)
(8b'4.) H. falcatum, Brid. Musc. Recent. III., 63; Canadian Musci, No. 340.
H. commutatum var. falcatum, C. Muell.; Lesq. & James, Mosses of N. America, 387,
Come by Chance Cove, Newfoundland; and Bolster Rocks, Labrador. (Rev. A. Waghorne.) Abundant in bogs and on dripping rocks at Hector and Stephen, Rocky Mountains; on dripping rocks in Eagle Pass, west of Revelstoke, Columbia River, B.C.; on stones along the springy margin of the west side of Lake Mara, near Sicamous, B.C. (Macoun.) On the summit of Mount Queest, Cold Range, B.C.; alt. 7,000 feet. (J. M. Macoun.)
Var. microphyllum, Kindb. (n. var.)
Stem leaves very small and entire; alar cells small; stem irregu larly divided, without paraphyllia, with none, or few rhizoids. Barren.
Bay Bull Arm, and Broad Cove, Placentia Bay, also Blaketown and New Harbor, Newfoundland. (Rev. A. Waghorne.)
(865.) H. decipiens, (De Not). Kindb.
Thuidium decipiens, De Not.; Canadian Musci, No. 545.
Allied to Hypnum falcatum, H. commutatum and H. filicinum; it is distinct principally in the very papillose, not striate leaves and short cells, the alar hyaline.
On calcareous rocks at Hector, Rocky Mountains; on stones in brooks, Roger's Pass, Selkirk Mountains, B.C.; on wet rocks, Nanaimo River, below the railway bridge, near Nanaimo, Vancouver Island. (Macoun.)