colonizes bare soil, forming small clumps. Stems are short, upright, and bear a few narrow, elongate leaves. The massive midrib extends to the tip of the leaf. Leaf cells in the narrow blade on either side of the midrib are irregularly squarish.
|Trematodon longicollis appears on bare soil. This colony appeared in a flower bed that had been turned over just a few weeks earlier. Note the thick, tapering neck below the more swollen spore chamber.|
|On either side of the massive midrib, one can see the irregular|
cells of the blade, that range from squarish to triangular.
Oklahoma, and to Pennsylvania in the north. In Florida, it has been collected spottily throughout the state.