Ecology. Puna, on humus and rocks, often associated with bogs or along streams. Elevation. 3880-4950 m. Distribution. Bolivia: La Paz, Oruro. World range: Widespread, common in the northern temperate regions.
Pohlia cruda is distinguished by the glossy blue-green plants, thin-walled laminal cells, paroicous sexual condition, keeled segments, and well developed nodulose cilia.
Specimens. La Paz: Lewis 79-1733 (LPB, MO; det. H. Ochi), Lewis 87-625 (MO); Oruro: Lewis 79-2027 (LPB, MO).