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Octoblepharum Hedwig, Sp. Musc. 50. 1801.

Latin octo, eight, and Greek, blepharo, eyelash, referring to the 8 peristome teeth of some species

Plants small, densely to loosely cespitose. Stems erect. Leaves crowded, erect to spreading-recurved, weakly bordered with elongate hyaline cells; chlorophyllose cells in a single layer; costa lacking. Peristome with prostome present or lacking.

Species ca. 15 (1 in the flora): tropical and subtropical regions worldwide.

Lower Taxon


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