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Published In: Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 12: 21, 497. 1869. (J. Linn. Soc., Bot.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Syringothecium contains two species confined to the Tropical Andes and southeastern Brazil (Buck, 1989). The genus is similar to Isopterygium according to Ireland (1992), but differs in the following characters: alar region with a single row of inflated cells at leaf base, capsules suberect, and peristome teeth erect when dry, to 600 µm long, with endostome segments longer than exostome teeth. Care must be taken in removing the leaves so that the basal cells remain attached. Syringothecium was subsumed under Isopterygium by Buck (1989).


Syringothecium es endémico del Neotrópico. El género contiene dos especies confinadas a los Andes tropicales y al sudeste de Brasil. Este género es similar a Isopterygium pero se diferencia por los siguientes caracteres: región alar con una sola fila de células infladas en la base de la hoja, cápsulas suberectas y dientes del peristoma erectos cuando secos, hasta 600 µm de largo, con segmentos del endostoma más largos que los dientes del exostoma. Se debe tener cuidado al remover las hojas para que las células basales permanezcan adheridas. Syringothecium fue incluido en Isopterygium por Buck (1989). Esta especie parece ser rara en los Andes tropicales.

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