Orthotrichum crassifolium

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Orthotrichum crassifolium
Fig 8 of Plate LVII The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery Erebus and Terror.png
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Bryidae
Order: Orthotrichales
Family: Orthotrichaceae
Genus: Orthotrichum
Species: O. crassifolium
Binomial name
Orthotrichum crassifolium
Hook.f. & Wilson, London J. Bot. 3: 546 (1844)
  • Muelleriella crassifolia P. Dusén, 1905

Orthotrichum crassifolium is a species of moss in the Orthotrichaceae family. It is sometimes placed in the genus Muelleriella. It has a wide circumpolar distribution on subantarctic islands through the Southern Ocean, as well as the extreme south of South America and the northern end of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is tolerant of saline conditions and often occupies the supralittoral zone along rocky coastlines affected by sea spray.


Further reading[edit]

  • Seppelt, Rod. (2006). The Moss Flora of Macquarie Island. Australian Antarctic Division: Hobart. ISBN 1-876934-07-7