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Published In: Bibliotheca Botanica 87: 157. 1916. (Biblioth. Bot.) Name publication detail

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The genus contains less than 10 species apparently with a pantropical distribution; a single species in the Neotropics. Aptychella is characterized by the short tufts (commonly 2-3 cm) or occasional mats that often become long pendent, when erect stems terminating in a subspherical-cluster of gemmae, distant, oblong-to linear-lanceolate leaves, recurved margins, variable costae, mostly single, sometimes double or absent, and well differentiated, non-inflated, subquadrate alar cells. Given the amount of gametophytic variation in the Neotropics, a more critical study may be warranted than that presented by Tixier (1977).
El género contiene menos de 10 especies aparentemente de distribución pantropical; hay una sola especie en el Neotrópico. Aptychella se caracteriza por formar manojos cortos (comúnmente de 2-3 cm) o tapices ocasionales que frecuentemente se hacen largos y péndulos, cuando los tallos son erectos, terminan en un grupo subesférico de yemas; hojas, distantes, oblongo- a linear-lanceoladas con márgenes recurvados, costa variable, mayormente simple, a veces doble o ausente, y células alares bien diferenciadas, no infladas, subcuadradas. Dada la gran variación gametofítica en el Neotrópico, podría justificarse un estudio más crítico que el presentado por Tixier (1977).

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