Roell's brotherella (Brotherella roellii) is a small moss that grows in turf-like mats. Its stems are 0.5 to 1.0 mm wide and somewhat flattened; they occasionally forming thinner deciduous shoots. Its ovate-lanceolate, concave leaves are toothed along their upper margins. The costa or mid-rib of the leaf is short and double or absent. Large, inflated alar cells found along the sides of the leaf base are most distinctive. Sporophytes are commonly produced....
The population and distribution goal is to maintain the species distribution throughout its range in British Columbia, and if feasible and appropriate increase the number of individuals at extant populations or re-introduce the species at historical locations.
The following are the recovery objectives:
1. Ensure long-term protection1 for the known populations and habitat of Roells brotherella.
2. Assess and mitigate the threats to Roells brotherella populations (e.g., housing and tourism development, recreational activities, and mining).
3. Confirm the distribution of all populations (existing and new locations) of Roells brotherella in British Columbia.
4. Identify specific habitat requirements for the species.
5. Determine population size and trends (including reproductive success; sporophyte development and spore viability) of all known populations.
6. Determine if it is feasible and appropriate to augment populations.
Ministry of Environment. 2013. Recovery Plan for Roell's Brotherella (Brotherella roellii) in British Columbia. Province of BC, Ministry of Environment. BC Recovery Strategy (Species at Risk)
Topic: Recovery Planning
Scientific Name: Brotherella roellii
Other Identifier: QK541.7.B75 R43 2013/333.95'32/C2013-980067-0
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