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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum 126. 1801. (Sp. Musc. Frond.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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The four Dicranum species in Central America represent two phytogeographic groups: Northern Hemispheric (D. flagellare and D. rhabdocarpum) and Southern Hemispheric (D. frigidum and D. peruvianum). Three of the species (D. flagellare, D. rhabdocarpum, and D. peruvianum) have the more or less erect capsules typical of the segregate genus Orthodicranum



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Dicranum Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 126. 1801.

Plants small to robust; stems tomentose, central strand present. Leaves lanceolate to ovate-acute, smooth or papillose at back, more or less subtubulose or grooved; margins serrate to entire; costa narrow, ending below the apex to percurrent to shortly excurrent, smooth or with serrate ribs at back; cells subquadrate to elongate, thick-walled, porose or non-porose; alar cells well developed. Dioicous. Setae erect, single or aggregate; capsules cylindrical, erect or curved and inclined; opercula rostrate; peristome teeth 16, divided to the middle. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth, entire.


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