Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09768 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Polytrichum piliferum Hedw.
Common name   polytrichum moss
J.G. Harris   3584  
   with D.L. Taylor
Coll. Date 21 July 2004 
Geography Canada.  Yukon Territory.  
Locality Ogilvie Mts, Dempster Highway at km 77. 
Elev.: 3936 ft. (1200 m.)
Habitat Notes disturbed area along roadside, tundra community. 
Latitude Longitude 64° 32'  48" N, 138° 13'  57" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Polytrichum piliferum Hedw.

Common Name(s): polytrichum moss.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=15765, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Division: Bryophyta
                Subdivision: Musci
                    Class: Bryopsida
                        Subclass: Bryidae
                            Order: Polytrichales
                                Family: Polytrichaceae
                                    Genus: Polytrichum
                                        Species: Polytrichum piliferum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09768s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09767 Empetrum nigrum  ssp. hermaphroditum   "black crowberry" same section
09772 Erigeron acris  ssp. politus   "bitter fleabane" same section
09731 Erigeron purpuratus      "purple fleabane" 1.5 mi. S
09769 Erigeron purpuratus      "purple fleabane" same section
09773 Ledum decumbens     same section
09774 Mertensia paniculata  var. paniculata   "northern bluebells" 1.5 mi. S
09770 Saxifraga tricuspidata      "three-toothed saxifrage" same section
09775 Stellaria longipes      "meadow starwort" 1.5 mi. S


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name


Taxon Links for species Polytrichum piliferum  Hedw.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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