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Published In: Bibliotheca Botanica 87: 100. 37 g–i. 1916. (Biblioth. Bot.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/4/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/1/2017)
Status: endemic
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Colombia, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Open montane
elevation: 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000
substrate: soil, rocks, leaf litter / humus
frequency: rare

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/1/2017)

Ecology: Páramo and puna, rare in open montane?; on humus or humus covered rocks and soil. Elevation: 2200-3900 m (Colombia: 3300-3745 m, Peru: 2200-3900 m, Bolivia: 3400 m). Distribution: Endemic to the tropical Andes (Colombia to Bolivia).
Breutelia brevifolia is distinguished by the plant stature to 4 cm, widespreading to subsquarrose, strongly plicate (extending into the acumen) leaves to 3 mm, non-sheathing leaf base, serrulate distal leaf limb, short excurrent costa, and ca. 2 rows of enlarged marginal cells at leaf base. The type collection was made by Herzog along the upper slopes of Tablas, in the Chapare region.
Breutelia brevifolia se distingue por la estatura de las plantas hasta 4 cm, hojas ampliamente extendidas a subescuarrosas, marcadamente plegadas (extendiéndose en el acumen) hasta 3 mm, base de la hojas no envainantes, porción distal del limbo de la hoja serrulada, costa corto-excurrente, y ca. 2 filas de células marginales agrandadas en la base de la hoja. La colección tipo fue realizada por Herzog en las laderas superiores de Tablas, en la región de Chapare.


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Breutelia brevifolia Herzog, Biblioth. Bot. 87: 100. 1916. Type: Bolivia. An der Waldgrenze über Tablas, ca. 3400 m, Herzog 2933.




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