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6. Garckea C. Müll., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin). 3: 865. 1845.


Plants minute to small, yellowish green, gregarious or in loose tufts. Stems erect, simple, slender. Leaves appressed when dry, erect-patent when moist, crowded and larger above, distant and smaller below, lanceolate; margins plane or slightly incurved, entire nearly throughout; costa single, strong, shortly excurrent; upper cells linear-rectangular, firm-walled, smooth; basal cells rectangular, rather thin-walled; alar cells not differentiated. Dioicous. Setae very short; capsules immersed, oblong-ovoid; opercula shortly conic-rostrate; annuli in 1–2 rows of large cells, deciduous; stomata absent; peristome teeth 16, lanceolate, transversally barred near the base, perforate below the middle, densely papillose. Clayptrae mitrate, coarsely mammillose. Spores spherical, densely papillose.

There is only one species recognized in the world.

Lower Taxon


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