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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 27 | Tetraphidaceae | Tetrodontium

2b. Tetrodontium brownianum var. ovatum (Funck) Wijk & Margadant, Taxon. 9: 52. 1960.

Tetraphis ovata Funck, Bot. Taschenb. Anfänger Wiss. Apothekerkunst 13: 41. 1802; T. rigida Hedwig; Tetrodontium ovatum (Funck) Schwägrichen

Protonematal flaps ovate-lingulate, less than 0.5 mm, dentate, with a large acute apical cell, often mixed in with linear, mucronate flaps. Stem leaves obtuse.

Capsules rare to very rare, mature late summer. Often growing inverted under rock ledges or in crevices, especially in areas of high humidity, sometimes mixed in with other bryophytes, in North America predominantly coastal; B.C., N.B., P.E.I.; Maine; c Europe.


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