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Published In: Bericht über die Thätigkeit der St. Gallischen Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft 1876–77: 327 (Gen. Sp. Musc. 2: 393). 1878. (Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges.) Name publication detail
 

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country distribution: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Montane Forest
elevation: 500-1000, 1000-1500, 1500-2000, 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000
substrate: soil, rocks, leaf litter / humus, logs, treelets and trees
frequency: common

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Ecology: Open or forested montane to páramo; on soil, rocks, leaf litter, logs and base of trees. Elevation: 600-3650 m (Venezuela: 900-3650 m, Colombia: 1800-3400 m, Ecuador: 900-3100 m, Peru: 600-3100 m, Bolivia: 700-3220 m). Distribution: Mexico and West Indies to Argentina and Uruguay.
 
Ecología: Montano abierto o montano arbolado hasta páramo; sobre suelo, rocas, y hojarasca. Elevación: 600-3650 m (Venezuela: 900-3650 m, Colombia: 1800-3400 m, Ecuador: 900-3100 m, Perú: 600-3100 m, Bolivia: 700-3220 m). Distribución: México y las Indias Occidentales hasta Argentina y Uruguay. Buck considera que Brachythecium ruderale (Brid.) W.R. Buck es el mismo taxon, por lo tanto es un nombre anterior para B. stereopoma.
 
Brachythecium stereopoma is characterized by the smooth to weakly plicate, ovate-lanceolate leaves to ca. 2.2 mm with gradual acuminate apex, short to somewhat long decurrancies, slightly lax, quadrate to short rectangular alar cells, dioicous sexual condition, and smooth seta to ca. 22 mm. This species is very common in the Tucuman-Bolivian forest of Bolivia, represented by a distinctive monomorphic form. In the northern montane this species is less frequent, but gametophytically more variable. Synonyms include Brachythecium alboflavens Cardot, B. eupopuleum (Müll. Hal.) Kindb., B. longisetum Herzog, B. mollirameum Müll. Hal., B. mollirameum var. delicatulum Herzog, and B. subjulaceum Herzog. Brachythecium ruderale (Brid.) W.R. Buck is considered to be the same taxon, thus an earlier name for B. stereopoma.
 
Specimens: VENEZUELA. Lara: Griffin & López F. 292 (FLAS); Mérida: Griffin & Dugarte PV-1173 (FLAS). COLOMBIA. Norte de Santander: Churchill et al. 18845 (COL, MO, NY); Valle: Cardona de Hollaender & Serrato 1474 (CUVC, NY).

 

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Brachythecium stereopoma (Spruce ex Mitt.) A. Jaeger, Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1876-77: 326. 1878. Hypnum stereopoma Spruce ex Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 561. 1869. Type: Ecuador. prope pontem Baños, ad terram in declivibus sylvaticis (6500 ped.), Spruce 1382 (BM, lectotype; isolectotypes BM, FH, H-SOL, NY, S).

Hypnum eupopuleum Müll. Hal., Linnaea 42: 500. 1879. Brachythecium eupopuleum (Müll. Hal.) Kindb., Enum Bry. Exot. Suppl. 2: 97. 1891. Type: Venezuela. prope Coloniam Tovar, Fendler 144 (S, lectotype).

Brachythecium mollirameum Müll. Hal., Hedwigia 36: 129. 1897. Type: Argentina. Subtropica, Chaco, Maroma inter Sn. Andres, ad rupa et arbor, 1873, Lorentz (WU, lectotype).

Brachythecium alboflavens Cardot, Rev. Bryol. 37: 68. 1910. Type: Mexico.

Brachythecium longisetum Herzog, Biblioth. Bot. 87: 159. 1916. Type: Bolivia. An Steinen im Gebüsch bei Incacorral, ca. 2200 m, Herzog 4959 (JE, lectotype).

Brachythecium subjulaceum Herzog, Biblioth. Bot. 87: 161. 1916. Type: Bolivia. in Felslöchern des Piñasgebietes mit Philonitis scabrifolia f. pinnulataca. 4300 m, Herzog 2613 (JE, lectotype). Syntype: Bolivia. An schattigen Felsen und Baumwurzeln im Chocayatal, ca. 3300 m, Herzog 2591.

Brachythecium mollirameum var. delicatulum Herzog, Biblioth. Bot. 88: 25. 1920. Type: Bolivia. Auf gefallenen Baumstämmenim Wald zwischen Aguarai und Yacuiba, ca. 400 m, Herzog 5154 (JE).

 

 


 

 
 
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