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:New to North Ameria Described by Hakelier and Frahm (1976) from Scandinavia; this is the first report from this continent. Frahm (in litt.) writes that the habitat of our specimens is similar to the European one small basic soil niches of mica schist in acidic macro-vegetation.