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Published In: Bericht über die Thätigkeit der St. Gallischen Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft 1876–77: 224 (Gen. Sp. Musc. 2: 290). 1878. (Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges.) Name publication detail

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Helicodontium contains about 20 species distributed in the tropics; five species in the Neotropics. The common species, H. capillare, is likely to be far more frequent than the few collections would presently indicate.
Helicodontium contiene cerca de 20 especies distribuidas en los trópicos; cinco especies en el Neotrópico. La especie más común, H. capillare, es probablemente mucho más común de los que los pocos ejemplares colectados podrían indicar actualmente.


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Keys adapted from Buck (1980).
1. Leaves long-acuminate; costa less than 1/4 leaf length … H. minutum
1. Leaves with apex blunt to short-acuminate; costa ending near midleaf … 2.
2. Leaves broadly ovate, apex broad and blunt … H. leptodontium
2. Leaves lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, apex acute to narrowly rounded … H. capillare
1. Hojas largo-acuminadas; costa de menos de 1/4 del largo de la hoja … H. minutum
1. Hojas con ápice obtuso a corto-acuminado; costa terminando cerca de la mitad de la hoja … 2.
2. Hojas anchamente ovadas, ápice ancho y obtuso … H. leptodontium
2. Hojas lanceoladas a ovado-lanceoladas, ápice agudo a angostamente redondeado … H. capillare
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