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Published In: Bibliotheca Botanica 87: 160. 1916. (Biblioth. Bot.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/3/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/22/2013)
Status: endemic
country distribution: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Montane Forest
elevation: 2500-3000, 3000-3500
substrate: soil, rocks
frequency: rare

Notes     (Last Modified On 6/22/2013)

Ecology: Upper montane to páramo and humid puna; on soil and rocks. Elevation: 2800-3400 m (Colombia: 3550 m, Ecuador: ?m, Peru: 3200-3400 m, Bolivia: 2800-3750 m). Distribution: Endemic to the tropical Andes (Colombia to Bolivia).
Ecología: Montano superior a páramo y posiblemente puna; sobre suelo y rocas. Elevación: 2800-3400 m (Colombia: 3550 m, Ecuador: ?m, Perú: 3200-3400 m, Bolivia: 2800-3750 m). Distribución: Endémica para Andes Tropicales (Colombia a Bolivia).
Brachythecium chocayae is characterized by the plicate, ovate-lanceolate leaves, slender and twisted apex, short decurrent base, entire below, serrulate distally, costa extending to midleaf, few and small alar cells, autoicous or synoicous sexual condition, and seta with low papillae thoughout. The original collections (syntypes) were all made in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba, from Chocayatal and Quebrada Pocona by Herzog.
Specimens: COLOMBIA. Boyacá: Cleef & Florschütz 5728 (FLAS); Cundinamarca: Cleef & Huber 4819 (FLAS). ECUADOR. Loja: Steere & Balslev 25962 (FLAS). BOLIVIA. Cochabamba: Herzog 3616 (JE); La Paz: Lewis 87-1923 (LPB).


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Brachythecium chocayae Herzog, Biblioth. Bot. 87: 160. 1916. Type: Bolivia. Im unteren Chocayatal, ca. 3100 m, Herzog 3616 (JE, lectotype; isolectotypes FH, H). Syntype: Bolivia. in der Quebrada de Pocona, ca. 2800 m, Herzog 3468.




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