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Published In: Bibliotheca Botanica 87: 163. 1916. (Biblioth. Bot.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/29/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/8/2017)
Status: endemic
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Bolivia
EcoRegions: Montane Forest
elevation: 1000-1500
substrate: treelets and trees
frequency: rare
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Notes     (Last Modified On 10/8/2017)
Flabellidium is characterized by its small stature (to 1 cm tall), frondose habit, secondary stem leaves differentiated from creeping primary stem leaves, laminal cells firm, median and upper with some cells projecting at distal angles, and alar cells quadrate or short rectangular. The genus is monospecific, Flabellidium spinosum Herzog. The taxonomic status of Flabellidium has been reviewed by Enroth (1995), concluding that it is a member of the Brachytheciaceae. This species is only known from a collection made by Herzog in January 1911 at Tres Cruces, near Bermejo in the sub-Andean range west of Santa Cruz. This species was ranked as extinct (Hallingbäck & Hodgetts 2000). Such ranking seems inappropriate without further attempts to look for the species in the region of Tres Cruces or northern range of Tucuman-Bolivian montane forest.
Flabellidium se caracteriza por su pequeña estatura (1 cm de alto), hábito frondoso, hojas de los tallos secundarios diferenciadas de las hojas de los tallo primarios reptantes, células de la lámina firmes, células mediales y superiores con algunas proyecciones en los ángulos distales y células alares cuadradas o corto-rectangulares. Este género es monoespecífico, Flabellidium spinosum Herzog. Esta especie es conocida únicamente por la colección realizada por Herzog en enero de 1911 en Tres Cruces, cerca de Bermejo en la cordillera sub-andina al oeste de Santa Cruz. La especie fue categorizada como extinta (Hallingbäck & Hodgetts 2000). Esta categorización parece inapropiada sin antes haber realizado mayores esfuerzos por encontrar esta especie en la región de Tres Cruces o en la cordillera al norte del bosque montano Tucumano-Boliviano.

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