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Published In: The Bryologist 79: 16. 1976. (Bryologist) Name publication detail

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Leptodontiella can be mistaken for Leptodontium; however, the former differs by the uniseriate propagula, a combination of leaf features (presence of a hyalodermis, leaves 2 mm or less long, and basal cells little differentiated), short seta (to 2 mm) and urn (to 1.2 mm), and a peristome with the teeth each divided to the base in 3-4 segments; see comments also under Streptotrichum which is also similar. This monotypic genus is likely to be found in Ecuador and possibly Bolivia.
Leptodontiella puede ser confundida con Leptodontium; sin embargo, la primera se diferencia por presentar propágulos 1- seriados, una combinación características de las hojas (presencia de hialodermis, hojas 2 de mm o menos de largo y células basales poco diferenciadas), setas cortas (hasta 2 mm) y urna (hasta 1.2 mm), y peristoma con cada diente partido hasta la base en 3-4 segmentos; ver también los comentarios de Streptotrichum que también es similar. Este género monotípico y probablemente se encuentra en Ecuador y Bolivia.

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