Bryophytes of North Carolina
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View PDFPOLYTRICHACEAE Members: 6 NC Records

Atrichum altecristatum (Renauld & Cardot) Smyth & L.C.R. Smyth - atrichum moss

Phylum: MOSSESOrder: POLYTRICHALES Family: POLYTRICHACEAE Checklist Number: 157931CNABH tropicos_number
Comments: This taxon is included in Crum and Anderson (1981) as Atrichum undulatum var. altecristatum, which has since been elevated to the binomial A. altecristatum with A. undulatum sensu stricto being a European species introduced to N. America. A. undulatum is still in wide use on specimens from NC.
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 - S2?
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