Plagiochila virginica var. euryphylla Schust.

Toothless Virginia Livermoss (Plagiochila virginica var. euryphylla)

The Toothless Virginia Livermoss, a variety of the Virginia Livermoss that can be distinguished from the normal form by the lack of teeth on its leaves, was found only once in 1949 on rocks below Windy Falls, a waterfall in the Horsepasture River Gorge in Transylvania County of North Carolina, USA.

The taxon has never found since and is considered extinct.

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nominate form

Photo: Vitaly Charny
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edited: 27.02.2024