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Published In: Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 49: 102. 1981. (J. Hattori Bot. Lab.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/6/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/4/2017)
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Bolivia, NW Argentina
EcoRegions: Montane Forest
elevation: 500-1000, 1000-1500, 1500-2000, 2000-2500
substrate: rocks, treelets and trees
frequency: infrequent

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/4/2017)
Ecology: Montane Tucuman-Bolivian forest; on rocks, base and trunk of trees. 730-2290 m (Bolivia: 1300-2290 m, NW Argentina: 730-1555 m). Distribution: Mexico, Guatemala, Guyana, southeastern Brazil, northwest Argentina and south central Bolivia.


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Plants rather medium sized, forming coarse intertwining mats. Stems creeping, branches stiff, ascending and curved. Leaves crowded, erect-appressed, somewhat secund when dry, spreading when wet, spirally 5-ranked, ovate-short lanceolate or ligulate from an ovate base, to 1.5 mm long, apices short acuminate, often bluntly so, often fragile, deciduous, long decurrent; margins plane distally, recurved below, entire to dentate by projecting cell papillae; costa single, strong below, ending below apex; upper and lower laminal cells similar, quadrate-rounded, thick-walled, unipapillose, papillae rather strongly projecting and often angled; decurrency cells inflated, tuberculate, hyaline. Dioicous? Sporophytes not known from the Neotropics.
Plantas medianas, formando matas toscamente entrelazadas. Tallos reptantes, ramas rígidas, ascendentes y curvadas. Hojas agregadas, erecto-adpresas, algo secundas en seco, patentes en húmedo, 5-filas en espiral, corto-ovadas, lanceoladas o liguladas desde una base ovada, hasta 1.5 mm de largo, ápices corto-acuminados, a menudo obtusos, frágiles, deciduos, largo-decurrentes; márgenes distalmente planos, recurvados abajo, enteros hasta dentados por proyecciones de las papilas celulares; costa simple, fuerte en la base, terminando debajo del ápice; células superiores e inferiores de la lámina similares, cuadrado-redondeadas con paredes gruesas, unipapilosas, papilas muy marcadas y a menudo anguladas; células de las decurrencias infladas, tuberculadas y hialinas. Dioicas? Esporofitos desconocidos en el Neotrópico.


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