Monographs Details: Scorpidium turgescens (T.Jensen) Loeske
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:Six fragments, 1.45-1.56 m, and one leaf, 1.60-1.75 m. Plants of a slender growth form and the more robust, typical expression of the species were both present. The habit of extant populations varies, and perhaps this is of ecological significance. Both forms have apiculate, ± bilaterally symmetrical leaves with clasping bases and poorly differentiated alar regions lacking inflated cells.