Monographs Details: Pottia starckeana var. fosbergii (E.B.Bartram) Zander
Authority: Sharp, Aaron J., et al. 1994. The Moss Flora of Mexico. Part One: Sphagnales to Bryales. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 69 (1)
Family:Pottiaceae
Description:Species Description - Operculum not or weakly differentiated and peristome none or rudimentary.

Discussion:

P. starckeana ssp. starckeana var. fosbergii (Bartr.) Zand., Novon 3: 92. 1993.

P. fosbergii Bartr., Bryologist 33: 18. 1930.

The type is Californian. T h e variety (of the ssp. starckeana) usually occurs in mixture with the typical expression of the species, and it may be no more than a hybrid between P. starckeana and s o m e other species. T h e operculum is usually undifferentiated and the peristome absent, but a Californian specimen (lkenberry 369, CANM) called to m y attention by Terry Mcintosh has a weakly differentiated operculum and rudimentary peristome teeth.

Distribution:United States of America North America| Mexico North America|