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Published In: Muscologiae Recentiorum Supplementum 4: 136, pl. 2, f. 11. 1819[1818]. (Muscol. Recent. Suppl.) Name publication detail

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Anacamptodon contains about 10 or more species; two species in the Neotropics. In Bolivia a single species recognized. The genus is distinguished by the loose mats, subascending branches, broadly acuminate or acute apex, entire or subentire margins, few differentiated alar cells, capsule constricted below the mouth when deoperculated, papillose exostome, and keeled, slightly roughened endostome, shorter than exostome. The genus is similar to Helicodontium (Myriniaceae), the latter differing primarily by a peristome arising at the urn mouth, exostome cross-striate on outer surface, endostome basal membrane moderately high, and a tendency to form compact mats. Previously Anacamptodon was placed in the Fabroniaceae.


Anacamptodon contiene 10 o más especies; dos especies en el Neotrópico. En Bolivia sólo una especie es reconocida, Anacamptodon cubensis (Sull.) Mitt. Este género se distingue por las matas laxas, ramas subascendentes, ápices agudos o anchamente acuminados, márgenes enteros o subenteros, células alares poco diferenciadas, cápsulas constrictas por debajo de la boca cuando están desoperculadas, exostoma papiloso y carinado, endostoma finamente áspero, más corto que el exostoma. El género es similar a Helicodontium (Myriniaceae), el cual se diferencia principalmente por el peristoma que surge de la boca de la urna, exostoma con estrias cruzadas en la superficie externa, endostoma con membrana basal moderadamente alta y una tendencia a formar matas compactas.

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