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Published In: Biblioteca José Jerónimo Triana 12: 663. 1995. (Bibliot. José Jerónimo Triana) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : provisional
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/6/2017)
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Colombia

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/6/2017)
Ecology and distribution. Habitat unknown, the appearance of the plants suggests a wet site, probably at somewhat low elevations. Only known from the type locality along the Río Yurumangui. Until the sporophytes are known the status of this taxon remains uncertain. This species is assigned to Barbula section Hydrogonium (Müll. Hal.) M. Fleisch.


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Plants forming loose tufts, dark green to brownish. Stems slender, to 7 cm long, rusty-red; in cross-section outer 1-3 rows of cells small, thick-walled, inner cells large, thin-walled, central strand well developed; rhizoids present, rather numerous below but not tomentose. Leaves distant, loosely erect-spreading and contorted, distally curled inward, when wet erect-spreading, rather pale olive green, ovate-ligulate, 2-2.3 mm long, to0.6 mm wide at base, concave and distally enrolled, base short decurrent, apices obtuse-rounded to truncate; margins entire, crenulate at apex; costae single, ca. 4/5 lamina length (ending 15-20 cells below apex), at base ca. 0. 1mm wide, in cross-section with 2-3 guide cells, stereids above and below (ca. single row); lamina unistratose, cell walls firm, apical cells subquadrate to short rectangular; median cells short to long rectangular, 20-40 µm long, 8-10 µm wide; lower and basal cells long rectangular, 50-80 µm long, 12-18 µm wide; insertion cells golden-yellow or brown. Dioicous ? Sporophytes unknown.

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