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Published In: The Bryologist 76: 537. 1973. (Bryologist) Name publication detail

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Plant Category: Mosses
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Notes     (Last Modified On 10/8/2017)
Fife (1980) characterized the stems of Neosharpiella as a fragile hyaline rhizome that gives rise to the observable "leafy plants”; additional characters of the genus included the obtuse to acute oblong leaves, absence or presents of a short costa, rather elongate seta, conic to short-rostrate operculum, and cucullate calyptra. A genus of two species, N. aztecorum H. Rob.& Delgad. is known from central Mexico and from southern Africa, and N. turgida (Mitt.) H. Rob. & Delgad. is presently known from the Central and Southern Andes. Recently the monospecific South African genus Quathlamba Magill has been demonstrated to be a synonym of N. aztecorum (Robinson et al., 2001).
Fife (1980) caracterizó los tallos de Neosharpiella como un frágil rizoma hialino que da origen a la "planta foliosa" observable; caracteres adicionales del género incluyen las hojas oblongas obtusas a agudas, ausencia o presencia de una costa corta, seta algo elongada, opérculo cónico a corto-rostrado, y caliptra cuculada. Un género de dos especies, N. aztecorum H. Rob.& Delgad. conocida sólo del centro de México y del sur de Africa, y N. turgida (Mitt.) H. Rob. & Delgad. conocida actualmente del Centro y Sur de los Andes. Recientemente se ha demostrado que el género Sudafricano monotípico Quathlamba Magill es un sinónimo de N. aztecorum (Robinson et al., 2001).

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