All Floras      Advanced Search
BFNA Vol. 2 Login | eFloras Home | Help
BFNA | Family List | BFNA Vol. 2 | Rhytidiaceae

Rhytidium (Sullivant) Kindberg, Bih. Kongl. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad. Handl. 6(19): 8. 1882.

Greek rhytis, wrinkle, in reference to the strongly rugose leaves

  • Hypnum sect. Rhytidium Sullivant

    Stem leaves crowded, imbricate, erect, falcate-secund, obscurely plicate, strongly rugose, not or shortly decurrent; cells coarsely prorate distally. Branch leaves smaller, less falcate-secund, otherwise similar to stem leaves. Capsule oblong-ellipsoid to cylindric, arcuate, not plicate but constricted below the mouth when dry; operculum high-conic to short-rostrate.

    Species 1: North America, Mexico, Central America (Guatemala), South America (Bolivia), Eurasia.


    Nishimura, N., M. Higuchi, T. Seki, and H. Ando. 1984. Delimitation and subdivision of the moss family Hypnaceae. J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 55: 227--234.

    Lower Taxon

    Related Synonym(s):


    Related Objects  

    Flora of North America  
  • Illustration
  • Illustration

  •  |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |