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Published In: Bulletin de l'Herbier Boissier, sér. 2 8: 90. 1908. (Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2,) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Campylopodiella is similar to small members of Campylopus, Dicranodontium, Dicranella,  or Ditrichum. Recognition of the genus depends on the examination of leaf cross sections. In transverse section the broad costa consists of a small pocket of ventral stereids, a layer of ventral hyalocysts, a median band or groups of stereid cells, and a dorsal layer of hyalocysts. Brothera, the only other moss genus with a costal cross section similar to Campylopodiella, lacks ventral costal stereids, and has entire to perforate peristome teeth and a broader costa.

Campylopodiella has been treated by Takaki (1971, 1973), Frahm (1984), and Müller and Frahm (1987).


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Campylopodiella Card., Bull. Herb. Boissier 8: 90. 1908.

Plants small, in loose to compact tufts; stems radiculose. Leaves erect-patent, appressed or slightly secund, narrowly acuminate; costa broad, to 2/3 the leaf width at base, excurrent, in cross section with large ventral and dorsal hyalocysts, a median band of stereid cells and a small group of ventral stereids; cells firm-walled, linear or rectangular to subquadrate, smooth; alar cells weakly developed. Setae yellowish, becoming brownish with age, erect; capsules erect, cylindrical, smooth, yellowish; exothecial cells elongate; stomata absent; annuli well developed and revoluble; opercula long rostrate; peristome divided nearly to the base, papillose throughout or striate-papillose at base. Calyptrae cucullate, entire at base.


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