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29b. Pottiaceae subfam. Merceyoideae Brotherus in H. G. A. Engler et al., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2. 10: 246. 1924.

Merceyaceae Casares-Gil

Plants proximally blackish green or weakly iridescent metallic tan or yellowish brown. Stem central strand, sclerodermis, and hyalodermis all absent. Leaves ligulate to oblanceolate, apex blunt to acute, margins plane, distal laminal cells usually 1-stratose, walls smooth, KOH yellow to yellowish orange; costa with a differentiated abaxial epidermis; gemmae clavate. Peristome absent.

Genus 1: worldwide in temperate and tropical areas.

Lower Taxon


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