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1. Rhytidium (Sullivant) Kindberg, Bih. Kongl. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad. Handl. 6(19): 8. 1882. • [Greek rhytis, wrinkle, alluding to strongly rugose leaves].

Hypnum sect. Rhytidium Sullivant in A. Gray, Manual ed. 2, 675. 1856

Stem leaves erect, crowded, imbricate, falcate-secund, obscurely plicate, strongly rugose; base not or short-decurrent; laminal cells coarsely prorate at distal ends. Branch leaves similar, less falcate-secund, smaller. Capsule oblong-ellipsoid to cylindric, arcuate, not plicate, constricted below mouth when dry; operculum high-conic to short-rostrate. Spores 10-17 µm.

Species 1: North America, Mexico, Central America (Guatemala), South America (Bolivia), Eurasia, Africa.

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