Coscinodon cribrosus (Hedw.) Spruce

Locations ofCoscinodon cribrosus (Hedw.) Spruce in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Coscinodon cribrosus (Hedw.) Spruce
Common Name
Grimmia cribrosa Hedw.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Not applicable.
Apparently rare, mapped in FNA from widely disparate locations across the U.S. First collected in 1989 in Alleghany County but its identity did not become known until 2022! During the interim years, it was discovered on a Bath County shale barren in 2013. Additional occurrences were found in Alleghany County in following years and in Botetourt in 2022. This species probably occurs more widely and should be sought in shale barren habitats throughout the Virginia-West Virginia region.
Shale barrens - on thin-bedded, fragmenting shale of bedrock outcrops and cliffs in full sun or in thin-canopied shale woodlands.
Native Status

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