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Published In: Bryologia Europaea 2: 153 (Fasc. 29–30. Mon. 1). 1846. (Bryol. Eur.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/28/2017)
Plant Category: Moss

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/28/2017)
general taxon notes:

Distichum contains some 15 species associated with mostly cold temperate regions; only a single species recorded for Bolivia and the tropical Andes. The distinctly 2-ranked leaves with a stout, roughened, long excurrent costa are diagnostic features that do not occur in other high elevational puna genera.


Distichum contiene unas 15 especies generalmente asociadas con regiones templadas frías; sólo una simple especie ha sido registrada en Bolivia y los Andes tropicales, Distichium capillaceum (Hedw.) Bruch & Schimp. Las hojas conspicuamente en 2-filas con costa robusta, rugosa, largo-excurrente son características de diagnóstico que no se presentan en otros géneros de la puna alta.

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