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Published In: Index Bryologicus, editio secunda 1: 124. 1904. (Index Bryol. (ed. 2)) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/1/2013)
country distribution: Colombia
EcoRegions: Montane Forest
elevation: 2500-3000
substrate: soil
frequency: rare

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/1/2013)
Ecology: Locality unknown, probably on soil in open montane habitats surrounding Bogotá. Elevation: 2900 m. Distribution: Colombia, and reported from central Africa (De Sloover, 1973).
Ecología: Localidad desconocida, probablemente sobre suelo en hábitats montanos abiertos. Elevación: 2900 m. Distribución: En Colombia, y reportada de Africa central (De Sloover, 1973).


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Plants small and inconspicuous, gregarious or forming small tufts, yellowish-green to golden-yellow. Stems short and erect, 4-5 mm tall, few branched; radiculose at base, rhizoids rusty red, appearing smooth. Leaves progressively elongate from base (leaves at base ovate-acute, 0.2 mm long) to distally crowded, erect to erect-spreading, setaceous (subulate) from a short ± concave ovate base, 1.8-2.5 mm long, apex bluntly acute, margins entire; costae single, strong, excurrent; laminal cells of expanded base smooth, distally subquadrate to oblong-rectangular, 6-18 µm long, 4-8 µm wide, thick-walled; basal cells larger, oblong-rectangular, 20-30 µm long, 8-12 µm wide, thin-walled and lax. Autoicous. Perichaetia terminal; leaves larger than stem leaves, nearly as long as seta. Setae elongate, 2.2-2.6mm long, cygneous, distally twisted. Capsules somewhat pendent, urn ovoid-short cylindrical, 0.5-0.7 mm long, ribbed; stomata at urn base; annuli compound, to 110 µm long, exceeding length of peristome, outer row short, innermost row elongate, truncate or acute; opercula short rostrate, ca. 0.4 mm long; peristome single and reduced, papillose. Calyptrae mitrate-short campanulate, base lobed. Spores 8-12 µm in diameter, lightly ornamented.
Plantas pequeñas e inconspicuas, gregarias o formando manojos pequeños, verde-amarillentas a amarillo-doradas. Tallos cortos y erectos, 4-5 mm de alto, poco ramificados; radiculosos en la base, rizoides rojo óxido, aparentemente lisos. Hojas progresivamente elongadas desde la base (hojas en la base ovado-agudas, 0.2 mm de largo) a apretadas distalmente, erectas a erecto-extendidas, setáceas (subuladas) desde una base ovada corta ± cóncava, 1.8-2.5 mm de largo, ápice obtusamente agudo, márgenes enteros; costa simple, gruesa, excurrente; células de la lámina lisas en la base expandida, subcuadradas a oblongo-rectangulares distalmente, 6-18 µm de largo, 4-8 µm de ancho, con paredes gruesas; células basales más grandes , oblongo-rectangulares, 20-30 µm de largo, 8-12 µm de ancho, con paredes delgadas y laxas. Autoicas. Periquecios terminal; hojas más largas que las del tallo, casi tan largas como la seta. Setas elongadas, 2.2-2.6 mm de largo, císneas, retorcidas distalmente. Cápsulas algo péndulas, urna ovoide-corto cilíndrica, 0.5-0.7 mm de largo, costillada; estomas en la base de la urna; anillo compuesto, hasta 110 µm de largo, excediendo la longitud del peristoma, la hilera externa corta, la más interna elongada, truncada o aguda; opérculo corto rostrado, aprox. 0.4 mm de largo; peristoma simple y reducido, papiloso. Caliptra corto-mitrada campanulada, base lobada. Esporas de 8-12 µm de diámetro, levemente ornamentadas.


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