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Published In: Enumeratio Bryinearum Exoticarum, supplementum 2, 97. 1891. (Enum. Bryin. Exot., suppl. 2,) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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country distribution: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna
elevation: 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500
substrate: soil, leaf litter / humus
frequency: infrequent

Notes     (Last Modified On 6/22/2013)

Ecology: Shrubby subpáramo to páramo, puna and high montane forrest; on soil and humus. Elevation: 3300-4100 m (Colombia: 3300-4100 m, Ecuador: 4000 m, Peru: 3350 m, Bolivia: 3700 m). Distribution: Colombia to Chile and Argentina; Antarctica and associated islands, New Zealand.
Ecología: Subpáramo arbustivo a páramo y puna; sobre suelo y humus. Elevación: 3300-4100 m (Colombia: 3300-4100 m, Ecuador: 4000 m, Perú: 3350 m, Bolivia: 3700 m). Distribución: Colombia a Chile y Argentina; Antártida e islas asociadas, Nueva Zelanda.
Brachythecium austroglareosum is characterized by the julaceous leafy stems and branches, plicate ovate- to triangular-lanceolate leaves, gradual and long acuminate apex, short decurrent leaf base, entire to serrulate at apex, small quadrate alar cells in a distinct group, autoicous sexual condition, and smooth seta. Brachythecium altarense Broth. in Meyer nom. nud. is included here.
Specimens: COLOMBIA. Boyacá: Cleef 5728 (FLAS), 9507 (U); Meta: Cleef 7973 (U). ECUADOR. Pichincha: Jameson s.n. (NY).


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Brachythecium austroglareosum (Müll. Hal.) Kindb., Enum. Bryin. Exot., 2: 87. 1891. Hypnum austroglareosum Müll. Hal., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 5: 82. 1883. Type: Kerguélen Islands. Dec. 1874, Naumann s.n. (H-BR, lectotype).

Brachythecium altarense Broth. in Meyer, Hoch-Anden Ecuador 518. 1907, nom. nud. Based on Ecuador. Altar, 4000 m, July 1903, Meyer 5430 (FI, JE).




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