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BC Conservation Data Centre: Species Summary

Sphagnum wilfii

Scientific Name: Sphagnum wilfii Crum
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Classification / Taxonomy
Scientific Name - Concept Reference: Anderson, L.E. 1990. A checklist of Sphagnum in North America north of Mexico. The Bryologist 93(4):500-501.
Classification Level: Species
Species Group: Bryophyte
Species Code: SPHAWIL
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Bryophyta Sphagnopsida Sphagnales Sphagnaceae
Conservation Status / Legal Designation
Global Status: G2G3 (Jun 2015)
Provincial Status: SU (Apr 2015)
BC List: Unknown
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Economic Attributes
Endemic: N
Global Range Comment: Reported from B.C. and Alaska.
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Authors / Contributors
Global Information Author: Enns, A.
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2020
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References and Related Literature
Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 2007b. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 27. Bryophytes: Mosses, Part 1. Oxford University Press, New York. xxi + 713 pp.

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Suggested Citation:

B.C. Conservation Data Centre. 2020. Species Summary: Sphagnum wilfii. B.C. Minist. of Environment. Available: (accessed Sep 29, 2023).