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Published In: Bibliotheca Botanica 87: 122. 1916. (Biblioth. Bot.) Name publication detail

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Plant Category: Mosses
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Porotrichopsis is monospecific genus, confined to the tropical Andes (Enroth, 1995). The genus appears in aspect as a rather depauperate Porotrichum; the differentiated alar cells, golden-brown or somewhat reddish and subquadrate, help in separating this species from members of that genus; the alar cells are rather suggestive of Porotrichodendron. Porotrichopsis is often found growing hardly noticeable among other bryophytes, e.g., Rigodium, Porotrichum and Plagiochila. Although presently known only for Colombia and Bolivia it will likely to be found throughout the tropical Andes.


Porotrichopsis es un género monoespecífico, representado por Porotrichopsis flacca Herzog. El género tiene el aspecto de un Porotrichum muy depauperado; las células alares diferenciadas, pardo-doradas o algo rojizas y subcuadradas, ayudan a distinguir esta especie de los miembros de ese género; las células alares son muy características en Porotrichodendron. Porotrichopsis a menudo se encuentra creciendo desapercibido entre otras briofitas, p.ej., Rigodium, Porotrichum y Plagiochila. Aunque actualmente sólo es conocido en Colombia y Bolivia es probable que se encuentre en los Andes tropicales.

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