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Published In: Bryologia Universa 1: 763. 1827. (Bryol. Univ.) Name publication detail

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Leucophanus contains 12 species, all but our species are confined to the Paleotropics (Salazar Allen, 1993a). The genus can be confused with other members of the Calymperaceae or Leucobryaceae, but lacks the well-defined cancellinae and mostly thick-walled, isodiametric, unistratose upper laminal cells in the former family, and exhibits a longitudinally centered bundle of stereids that appear as a costa, a condition not found in the latter family. Probably rather common in the western Amazonian wet lowlands, but overlooked due to its inconspicuous small size.
Leucophanes contiene 12 especies, no obstante todas nuestras especies están confinadas al Paleotrópico (Salazar Allen, 1993a). El género puede ser confundido con otros miembros de las Calymperaceae o Leucobryaceae, pero carece de una cancelina bien definida y de las células superiores de la lámina isodiamétricas, uniestratificadas con paredes mayormente gruesas de la primera familia, y presenta bandas de estereidas centradas longitudinalmente que aparentan una costa, una condición no encontrada en la familia posterior. Probablemente más bien común en las tierras bajas húmedas del oeste de la Amazonía, pero pasado por alto debido a su tamaño pequeño inconspicuo.

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