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Published In: Analyse des Familles de Plantes 68. 1829. (Anal. Fam. Pl.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Discussion: The family consists of a single genus.

 

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ANDREAEACEAE

Plants small to medium sized, caespitose, dark brown, reddish, or blackish, rigid and brittle when dry; stems erect, irregularly branched, central strands absent. Leaves lanceolate, ovate or obovate, broadly acute to obtuse, not bordered; costate or ecostate; cells short above, elongate at base, incrassate throughout, variably porose and sinuose, papillose or smooth; alar cells not or weakly differentiated. Cladoautoicous. Sporophytes terminal, elevated on a pseudopodium. Setae absent; capsules shortly exserted, elliptic, dehiscent by 4–8 longitudinal slits. Peristome absent. Calyptrae small, campanulate-mitrate. Spores brown, smooth.

 

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