Sphagnum macrophyllum

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Sphagnum macrophyllusm
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Sphagnopsida
Order: Sphagnales
Family: Sphagnaceae
Genus: Sphagnum
Species: S. macrophyllus
Binomial name
Sphagnum macrophyllum
  • Isocladus macrophyllus (Bridel) Lindberg
  • Sphagnum macrophyllum var. burinense W. S. G. Maas

Sphagnum macrophyllum, the largeleaf sphagnum,[2] is a species of peat moss native to southern and eastern North America. It is known from every state from Texas to New Jersey as well as New York, and the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. It can be found floating on lakes and ponds.[3][4]

Sphagnum macrophyllum has fronds that are dark brown to almost black. Leaves are lanceolate, tapering at the tip.[3]


  1. ^ Tropicos
  2. ^ "Sphagnum macrophyllum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Bryophyte Flora of North America, vol 1.
  4. ^ Bridel, Samuel Élisée von. Bryologia Universa 1: 10. 1826.