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Mayaca aubletii Michaux. Aublet’s Bogmoss. Phen: (Dec-) May-Aug. Hab: Marshes, streams, swamp forests, shores of natural lakes (rarely in artificial impoundments), seepage areas, in saturated soil and usually associated with seepage. Dist: Se. NC south to c. peninsular FL, west to e. TX; West Indies (w. Cuba).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: The two species previously recognized have recently been usually interpreted as only different growth forms, induced by different hydrologic conditions; Urquiola (2001) disagrees and supports their recognition. The two taxa are provisionally adopted here; additional study is warranted.

Synonymy: = RAB, S, S13, Tx, Urquiola Cruz (2001); < Mayaca fluviatilis Aubl. – ETx1, FNA22, GW1, K1, K3, K4, WH3, WI, Thieret (1975)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 8

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image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
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