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1. Iwatsukiella W. R. Buck & H. A. Crum, J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 44: 351. 1978. 1929. • [For Zennoske Iwatsuki, b. 1929, Japanese bryologist, and Latin -ella, diminutive].

Judith A. Harpel

Plants in prostrate mats, yellowish. Stems freely branched; paraphyllia absent. Leaves appressed, imbricate, suborbicular to ovate-lanceolate; margins plane to recurved, entire; apex long-piliferous; ecostate or occasionally costa double, short; alar cells not differentiated; medial laminal cells rhombic to elliptic, smooth, walls thick. Capsule erect, oblong-cylindric, symmetric.

Species 1: nw North America, Europe, Asia.

Sporophytes of Iwatsukiella are rare in North America.

Lower Taxon


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