Cephaloziella obtusilobula Schust. (1980:108)

Roundleaf leafy liverwort



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Missing or invalid (synonym of C. byssacea)

Last record: pre-1961 (Stein et al., 2000)



Georgia (extreme northeastern) & North Carolina (western), USA


A southern Appalachian endemic (Stotler & Crandall-Stotler, 2017:598)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Schuster, R. M. (1980). The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America east of the hundredth meridian, volume IV. Columbia University Press, New York. 1334 pp.

Other references:

Hicks, M. L. and Amoroso, J. L. (1996). Broyphyte status survey: Cephaloziella obtusilobula Schuster. North Carolina Natural Heritage Program and Endangered Species Field Office, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Asheville, North Carolina. Revised 1997. 4 pp. and addenda.

Hicks, M. L. and Amoroso, J. L. (1997). Bryophyte status surveys for Cephaloziella obtusilobula, Chiloscyphus appalachianus, Cylindrocolea andersonii, Megaceros aenigmaticus, Plagiochila columbiana, Plagiochila sharpii, Plagiochila virginica var. euryphylla, and Porella japonica ssp. appalachiana, Porella sp. nova, Porella wataugensis, and Sphenolobopsis pearsoni. North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, Division of Parks and Recreaon for Endangered Species Field Office, USFWS Asheville.

Söderström, Lars et al. (2016). World checklist of hornworts and liverworts. PhytoKeys 59: 1-828.

Stein, Bruce, Kutner, Lynn S. and Adams, Jonathan S. (eds.). (2000). Appendix A: Extinct and Missing Species of the United States, pp. 323-335. In: Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States. Oxford University Press.

Stotler, Raymond E. and Crandall-Stotler, Barbara. (2017). A synopsis of the liverwort flora of North America north of Mexico. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 102(4): 574-709.


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