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

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Status: endemic
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Montane Forest, Open montane
elevation: 2500-3000, 3000-3500
substrate: soil, rocks
frequency: infrequent

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/1/2017)

Ecology: 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 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.


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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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