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2. Pterigynandrum Hedwig, Sp. Musc. Frond. 80, plates 16, 17, 18, figs. 1-5. 1801. • [Greek pter-, winged, gyne, female, and andros, male, presumably alluding to lateral position of gametoecia].

Dale H. Vitt

Plants in pendent to prostrate mats, green to yellow-green. Stems freely and irregularly branched; paraphyllia absent or few. Leaves erect, somewhat falcate to homomallous, imbricate, oblong-elliptic; margins narrowly reflexed proximally, erect and serrulate distally; apex obtuse to acute; costa double, short, narrow; alar cells weakly differentiated; laminal cells oblong-rhombic, prorulose abaxially, walls generally thick. Capsule erect, cylindric, symmetric.

Species 1: North America, West Indies, Central America, Europe, Asia.

Lower Taxon


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