Plagiochila virginica euryphylla R.M.Schust. (1960:21)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

The taxonomic validity of this subspecies is not fully resolved:

"Differing from the more common var. virginica only in lacking teeth along the margins of the leaves. Var. virginica occurs at the discovery site of var. euryphylla... It is possible this variety arose as a sporadic form of P. virginica var. virginica and that it no longer grows at the type location."

Source: NatureServe


Conservation Status

Missing or invalid (synonym of P. virginica virginica)

Last (and only) record: 1949 (NatureServe)



Transylvania County, North Carolina, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Schuster, R. M. (1960). A monograph of the nearctic Plagiochilaceae. Part. III. Sectio Contiguae to conclusion. American Midland Naturalist 63(1): 1-130.


Other references:

Hicks, M. L. and Amoroso, J. L. (1996). Broyphyte status survey: Plagiochila virginica var. euryphylla 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.

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

Stotler, Raymond E. and Crandall-Stotler, Barbara. (1977). A checklist of liverworts and hornworts of North America. The Bryologist 80(3): 405-428.

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.

Wichmann, Brenda L. (compiler). (2021). Natural Heritage Program List of Rare Plant Species of North Carolina 2021. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Natural Heritage Program.


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