Sporophytes of Sphagnum angermanicum
are rare. This is a species associated with typically poor fen species such as S. flavicomans
, S. bartlettianum
, S. papillosum
, S. pulchrum
, and S. rubellum
. It is usually easily recognized by its pale color and blunt, short and flattened capitulum branches, and also is limited to wetter microsites than most species of sect. Acutifolia
and rarely forms hummocks. Spore characters are taken from H. A. Crum (1984).