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2. Schoenobryum Dozy & Molkenboer, Musc. Frond. Ined. Archip. Ind. 6: 183, plate 60. 1848. • [Greek schoinos, rope, and bryon, moss, alluding to appearance of stems, particularly when dry].

William D. Reese

Plants small, brownish, sometimes with reddish tinge. Stems with secondary stems ascending, branches elongate [usually short], irregularly branched; paraphyllia and pseudoparaphyllia absent. Leaves tightly imbricate when dry, wide-spreading when moist; margins plane [to revolute]; medial laminal cells smooth to prorulose. Sexual condition autoicous; perichaetia terminal, inner leaves awned, awns nearly smooth to denticulate. Seta very short. Capsule immersed; peristome single; exostome teeth narrowly triangular. Calyptra conic, mostly smooth, somewhat papillose distally.

Species ca. 24 (1 in the flora): nearly worldwide, except Pacific Islands; tropical and subtropical regions.

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