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Published In: Bulletin de la Société Royale de Botanique de Belgique 31(1): 162. 1893. (Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/30/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/1/2017)
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Montane Forest
elevation: 1500-2000, 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500
substrate: logs, shrubs, treelets and trees
frequency: common

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/1/2017)

Ecology: Montane forest to shrubby páramo and humid puna; on shrubs, trunk and branches of trees (including Saracha punctata), occasionally found on logs or upright dead trees. Elevation: 1850-4100 m (Colombia: 2310-4050 m, Ecuador: 2320-2800 m, Peru: 1850-3000 m, Bolivia: 3100-4100 m). Distribution: Central America, West Indies, Colombia to Bolivia.
Ecología: Bosques montanos a páramo arbustivo y puna húmeda; sobre tronco y ramas de arbustos y árboles, encontrada ocasionalmente sobre leños o árboles muertos en pie. Elevación: 1850-4100 m (Colombia: 2310-4050 m, Ecuador: 2320-2800 m,: 1850-3000 m, Bolivia: 3100-4100 m). Distribución: Centroamérica, Indias Occidentales, Colombia a Bolivia.
Acidodontium megalocarpum is distinguished by the dense tufted plants to 2.5 cm, often tomentose below, oblong to obovate-oblong leaves to 3 mm long, short acuminate apex, revolute to reflex in lower half of margins, yellowish, elongate, thick-walled, border cells in 2-3 rows, plane, entire to finely crenulate above, ± slender, long excurrent costa, flexuose and dentate, rhomboidal-hexagonal upper cells to 18 µm wide, setae to 3.5(5) cm, erect to horizontal, clavate capsules to 7(10) mm long, conic-rounded operculum. This species, as noted by Ochi (1980) is highly variable in nearly all characters. Includes the name Acidodontium kunthii Schwägr. nom. illeg.
Acidodontium megalocarpum se distingue por las plantas fasciculadas densas hasta 2.5 cm, a menudo tomentosas en la porción basal, hojas oblongas a obovado-oblongas hasta 3 mm de largo, ápices corto acuminados, márgenes revolutos a reflexos en la mitad inferior, células del borde en 2-3 filas, amarillentas, alargadas, con paredes gruesas, planos, enteros a finamente crenulados en la porción distal, costa largo excurrente, ± delgada, flexuosa y dentada, células superiores romboidal-hexagonales hasta 18 µm de ancho, setas hasta 3.5(5) cm, erectas a horizontales, cápsulas claviformes hasta 7(10) mm de largo, opérculo cónico-redondeado. Esta especie, como indicó Ochi (1980) es muy variable en casi todas las características.



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