Monographs Details: Brachythecium velutinum var. venustum (De Not.) Arcang.
Authority: Buck, William R. 1987. Bryostephane Steereana: A Collection of Bryological Papers Presented to William Campbell Steere On The Occasion of His 80th Birthday. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 45: 1-749.
Discussion:Although, reported by Steere (1978) for the Yukon, Ireland et al. (1980) do not indicate confirmation of a specimen for the type variety. Our report is the first documented record of the var. velutinum in the Territory.