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36. Catoscopiaceae Boulay ex Brotherus

Dale H. Vitt

Plants medium-sized, in erect cushions, acrocarpous. Stems erect, branched. Leaves erect, spreading when moist, lanceolate; margins narrowly recurved, entire; laminal cells oblong or quadrate to short-rectangular, smooth. Sexual condition dioicous. Seta black, slender-elongate. Capsule inclined to horizontal, black, glossy, ovoid, strongly asymmetric and curved, small, smooth, mouth pointed downward; stomata absent; peristome diplolepidous; exostome teeth 16, irregular, short, fragile; endostome basal membrane low, segments reduced. Calyptra cucullate, smooth.

Species 1: North America, Europe, Asia, Atlantic Islands (Iceland).

Lower Taxon


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