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Published In: Bibliotheca Botanica 87: 157. 1916. (Biblioth. Bot.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
Notes     (Last Modified On 10/27/2012)
general taxon notes:

Aptychella contains less than 10 species apparently with a pantropical distribution. A single species is present in the Neotropics. The genus is characterized by the short tufts (commonly 2-3 cm) or occasional mats that often become long pendent, when erect stems terminating in a subspherical-cluster of gemmae, distant, oblong-to linear-lanceolate leaves, recurved margins, variable costae, mostly single, sometimes double or absent, and well differentiated, non-inflated, subquadrate alar cells.


Aptychella contiene menos de 10 especies aparentemente con distribución pantropical. Sólo una especie está presente en Bolivia y el Neotrópico, Aptychella proligera (Broth.) Herzog. El género se caracteriza por formar manojos cortos (comúnmente 2-3 cm) u ocasionalmente matas que a menudo se tornan largas y pendientes, cuando erectos los tallos terminan en un agrupamiento subesférico de yemas, hojas distanciadas, oblongas a  lineo-lanceoladas, márgenes recurvados, costa variable, generalmente simple, algunas veces doble o ausente, y células alares bien diferenciadas, no-infladas y subcuadradas.

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