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Published In: Bericht über die Thätigkeit der St. Gallischen Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft 1873–74: 110 (Gen. Sp. Musc. 1: 572). 1875. (Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges.) Name publication detail
 

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Status: endemic
country distribution: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Montane Forest
elevation: 1000-1500, 1500-2000, 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000
substrate: treelets and trees
frequency: infrequent

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Ecology: Montane forest; on trunk and branches of trees. Elevation: 1400-4000 m (Ecuador: 1540-2710 m, Peru: 4000 m, Bolivia: 1400-1630 m). Distribution: Endemic to the tropical Andes.
 
Ecología: Bosques montanos; sobre tronco y ramas de árboles. En Elevación: 1400-4000 m (Ecuador: 1540-2710 m, Perú: 4000 m, Bolivia: 1400-1630 m). Distribución: Endémica para Andes Tropicales (Ecuador a Bolivia).
 
This species is distinguished by the lustrous, densely tufted plants to 1.5 cm, ovate to oblong leaves, short-acuminate apex, plane, finely serrulate margins above, indistinct marginal border of 1-2 cells, slender, long excurrent costa (aristate), thin-walled, elongate hexagonal upper cells, to 12 µm wide, quadrate lowest most basal cells, setae to 25 mm long, horizongal, clavate capsules 4.5-6.0 mm long, elongate neck (ca. equal to urn length), apiculate to non-apiculate hemispheric operculum. Bryum manabiae Müll. Hal. is a synonym.
 
Esta especie se distingue por las plantas lustrosas, densamente fasciculadas de hasta 1.5 cm de longitud, hojas ovadas a oblongas, ápices corto-acuminados, planos, márgenes finamente serrulados distalmente, borde marginal indistinto de 1-2 células, delgado, costa largo-excurrente (aristada), paredes celulares delgadas, células superiores hexagonales y alargadas, hasta 12 µm de ancho, células basales cuadradas, setas hasta 25 mm de largo, horizontales, cápsulas claviformes, 4.5-6.0 mm de largo, cuello alargado (aproximadamente igual a la longitud de la urna), opérculo hemisférico apiculado a no-apiculado.
 
Specimens: ECUADOR. Tungurahua: Spruce 366, 367(BM, NY). BOLIVIA. La Paz: Jaffuel 203 (JE).

 

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Acidodontium exaltatum (Spruce ex Mitt.) A. Jaeger, Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1873-74: 110. 1875. Bryum exaltatum Spruce ex Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 285. 1869. Type: Ecuador. Gusunag in vall e Alausi (8000 ped.), Spruce 367 (NY, lectotype; isolectotype BM). Syntype: Ecuador. In monte Tunguragua in arborum ramulis supremis (8000 ped.), Spruce 366 (BM, NY).

Bryum manabiae Müll. Hal., Hedwigia 37: 224. 1898. Type: Ecuador. Manabi, monte Cristo, ca. 2000 ped., 1876, Wallis (S-PA, isotype).

 

 


 

 
 
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