Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Meesia hexasticha

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Meesia hexasticha

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Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: N1 - Critically Imperiled

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G2 - Imperiled

Reasons: Meesia hexasticha (Funck) Bruch is a little known species but indeed this species doesn't appear to be very common in the world. It is known only from Switzerland, Sweden, Poland and Greenland according to the 2008 Liste des Bryophytes d'Europe posted on Tela Botanica. It is listed as extinct in Czechoslovakia (Vana 1992) and is listed as Endangered in the European Bryophyte Red Book (1995). In North America, only 5-6 occurrences are known, including a new discovery in northern Quebec (Jean Faubert, pers. comm. Jan2011).

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Threats

Comments: Vana (1992) lists that destruction and loss of habitat, specifically peat meadows and peatland, has led to the extinction of certain bryophytes, including Meesia hexasticha, in Czechoslovakia.

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: Meesia hexasticha (Funck) Bruch is a recognized species, different from Meesia hexasticha sensu Grout. This latter species (sensu Grout) is synonymous with M. longiseta Hedw.

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