Holotype locality: Manomet Point, Plymouth county MA. Holotype: R. Wilce; 2 November 1977; At 7 m depth, on granite cobble. Wilce slide collection at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA Wilce no. 620:77-MASS. (Monoecious gametophytes). Isotypes: U.S. National Herbarium, Washington, DC and University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA.
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