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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
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Ecuador, Bolivia, NW Argentina
EcoRegions: Páramo, Montane Forest
elevation: 1500-2000, 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500
substrate: shrubs, treelets and trees
frequency: infrequent

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/1/2017)

Ecology: Montane forest to shrubby páramo; epiphytic. Elevation: 1540-3080 m (Ecuador: 1540-3080 m, Bolivia: 1540-2400 m, Argentina: ca. 1500 m). Distribution: Endemic to the tropical Andes.
Ecología: Bosque montano hasta páramo arbustivo; epífita. Elevación: 1540-3080 m (Ecuador: 1540-3080 m, Bolivia: 1680-1800 m, Argentina: ca. 1500 m). Distribución: Endémica para Andes Tropicales.
Acidodontium sprucei is distinguished by the robust plants to 3 cm, rather thick, oblong-lanceolate leaves to 5.3 mm, acuminate apex (often as a capillary apiculus), reflexed below, plane above, ± entire to crenulate margin, indistinct to distinct border of 1-2 rows of elongate cells, slender costa usually ending well below the apex, porose, hexagonal to hexagonal-rhomboidal cells, 20-25 µm wide, setae to 23 mm long, clavate capsules to 10 mm long, long neck (± equal the urn length), ± hemispherical operculum. Brachymenium macropoma (Müll. Hal.) Paris is a synonym.
Acidodontium sprucei se distingue por las plantas robustas hasta 3 cm, hojas muy gruesas, oblongo-lanceoladas hasta 5.3 mm, ápices acuminados (a menudo como un apículo capilar), margen ± entero a crenulado, reflexo en la porción basal, plano distalmente, borde indistinto a conspicuo con 1-2 filas de células alargadas, delgadas costa generalmente terminando muy abajo del ápice, células porosas, hexagonales a hexagonal-romboidales, 20-25 µm de ancho, setsa hasta 23 mm de largo, cápsulas claviformes hasta 10 mm de largo, cuello largo (± igual a la longitud de la urna), opérculo ± hemisférico.


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Acidodontium sprucei (Mitt.) A. Jaeger, Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1873-74: 110. 1875. Bryum sprucei Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 285. 1869. Syntypes: Ecuador. Andes Quitenses, Lucmas in valle Alausi (5000 ped.), Spruce 361; Tunguragua (7000 ped.), Spruce 362; Llalla (9000 ped.), Spruce 363; Pichincha (10,000 ped.), Spruce 364; Pallatanga in Andium dejectu occidentali (6000-7000 ped.), Spruce 365.

Bryum macropoma Müll. Hal., Linnaea 42: 290. 1879. Brachymenium macropoma (Müll. Hal.) Paris, Index Bryol. 124. 1894. Type: Argentina. Salta, Rio seco, inter Oran et Sn. Andrés cum Pilotrichella ad truncos arborum, 20 Martio 1873, Lorentz.




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