Species Details

Anomobryum julaceum

slender silver moss

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Photo of Anomobryum julaceum
© 2013 Scot Loring
Photo of Anomobryum julaceum
© 2011 calbryos group
Photo of Anomobryum julaceum
© 2013 Scot Loring
Scientific Name:
Anomobryum julaceum (Schrad. ex P. Gaertn., B. Mey. & Scherb) Schimp.
Common Name:
slender silver moss
Family: Bryaceae
Element Code: NBMUS80010
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 4.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5?
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2B.2 to 4.2 on 2014-09-02
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 2001-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-06-08
Lifeform: moss
Blooming Period:
100 - 1000 meters
330 - 3280 feet
General Habitat:
  • Broadleafed upland forest
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • North Coast coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat: damp rock and soil on outcrops, usually on roadcuts
Micro Habitat:
  • Roadsides (usually)
Infrequent in CA but abundant in much of its range. See Pl. Crypt. Brit. Fasc. 4:16 (1801) for original description, and Bryothr. Eur. 25:331 (1873) for revised nomenclature.
Total Occurrences: 13
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 2 0 0 0 11
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 9
Recent <=20 Years 4
Presumed Extant 13
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Oregon (OR)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Butte (BUT), Contra Costa (CCA), Humboldt (HUM), Los Angeles (LAX), Mariposa (MPA), Monterey (MNT), San Mateo (SMT), Santa Barbara (SBA), Santa Cruz (SCR), Shasta (SHA), Sonoma (SON)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Antioch South (3712187), Big Basin (3712222), Clayton (3712188), Cone Peak (3612114), Diablo (3712178), El Portal (3711967), Felton (3712211), Ferndale (4012453), Igo (4012255), Las Trampas Ridge (3712271), Laurel (3712118), Mark West Springs (3812256), Pulga (3912174), San Marcos Pass (3411957), Tassajara (3712177), Walnut Creek (3712281), Waterman Mtn. (3411738), Weitchpec (4112326), Willow Creek (4012386), Yosemite Falls (3711975)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads