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Pterigynandrum Hedwig, Spec. Musc. 80. 1801.
[referring to the lateral position of male and female inflorescences]

Dale H. Vitt

Plants slender, green to yellow-green. Stems freely and irregularly branched, forming pendent to prostrate, smooth mats; paraphyllia none or rare. Leaves erect to homomallous, somewhat concave, closely spaced, oblong-elliptic, blunt to acute; margins reflexed proximally, serrulate distally; costa short and double; laminal cells oblong-rhombic, generally thick-walled, prorulose abaxially; alar cells small and subquadrate. Sexual condition dioicous. Sporophytes not common. Capsules erect, cylindric, smooth; peristome double, short. Calyptra cucullate.

Species 1 (1 in the flora): North America, Europe, Asia, Africa.

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