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Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien I(3): 561. 1903. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/1/2017)
Status: endemic
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Montane Forest
elevation: 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500
substrate: treelets and trees
frequency: infrequent

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/1/2017)

Ecology: Upper montane forest, shrubby páramo or humid puna; on branches of treelets and trees. Elevation: 2280-4300 m (Colombia: 2900 m, Ecuador: 3690 m, Peru: 3800-4000 m, Bolivia: 2280-4300 m). Distribution: Endemic to the tropical Andes.
Ecología: Bosque montano superior, páramo arbustivo o puna húmeda; epífita. Elevación: 2280-4300 m (Colombia: 2900 m, Ecuador: 3690 m, Perú: 3800-4000 m, Bolivia: 2280-4300 m). Distribución: Endémica para Andes Tropicales.
This species is characterized by the somewhat glossy, dense tufted plants to 2 cm, tomentose below, oblong-elliptical leaves to 6 mm long, short, slender, acuminate-apiculate apex, reflexed below along margin, crenulate to serrulate above, indistinct marginal border of 1-2 cell rows which are elongate and thick-walled, costa ending well below the acumen, porose, rhomboidal to hexagonal-rhomboidal upper cells to 30 µm wide, setae to 4 cm, erect to inclined, clavate capsules to 9 mm long, apiculate, hemispherical operculum. Acidodontium longifolium, originally described as Brachymenium longifoilium Schimp. ex Paris, was based on two syntypes, one collected by Mandon between Caripota and Tani (Department of La Paz), and the second collected by Germain from Choquocamata (Department of Cochabamba).
Esta especie se caracteriza por las plantas algo brillantes, densas y fasciculado de hasta 2 cm, hojas tomentosas en la base, oblongo-elípticas hasta 6 mm de largo, ápices cortos, delgados, acuminado-apiculados, margen reflexo en la base, crenulados a serrulados distalmente, borde indistinto formado por 1-2 filas de células alargadas y con paredes gruesas, costa terminando bien abajo del acumen, células superiores porosas, rómbicas a hexagonal-romboidales hasta 30 µm de ancho, setas hasta 4 cm, erectas a inclinadas, cápsulas claviformes hasta 9 mm de largo, apiculadas, opérculo hemísferco. Acidodontium longifolium, originalmente descrita como Brachymenium longifoilium Schimp. ex Paris, se basó en dos sintipos, uno colectado por Mandon entre Caripota y Tani (departamento de La Paz), y el segundo colectado por Germain en Choquocamata (departamento de Cochabamba).


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Acidodontium longifolium (Schimp. ex Paris) Broth., Die Nat. Pflanzenfam. 1(3): 561. 1903. Brachymenium longifoilium Schimp. ex Paris, Index Bryol. Suppl. 39. 1900. Bryum longifolium Müll. Hal., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital. n. s. 1-14: 23. 1897, hom. illeg. Syntypes: Bolivia. Prov. Larecaja, inter Caripota et Tani ad arbores, 4300 m altum, Mandon; Prov. Cochabamba, prope Choquocamata, 1889, Germain.




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