Sphagnum henryense Warnstorf
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- Botanical Name
- Sphagnum henryense Warnstorf
- Common Name
- Flora of Virginia Name/Status
- Not applicable
- This species can be reliably distinguished from Sphagnum palustre only by microscopic characters of the branch leaf hyaline cells. FNA points out that some populations of S henryense lack the distinguishing characters, leaving no other solid character distinct from S. palustre. Anderson, Shaw, and Shaw's (2009) treatment of southeastern peatmosses found the distinction unworkable, and lumped S. henryense under S. palustre. For consistency, we are following FNA, which believes the species are still good, if problematic.
- Bogs, seepages, pocosins, saturated forests, and peaty pond and swamp edges. Widespread in the Coastal Plain of east-central and southeastern Virginia; apparently rare elsewhere.
- Native Status
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