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Published In: Studien zur Vergleichenden Morphologie und Phylogenetischen Systematik der Laubmoose 85. 1910. (Stud. Morph. Laubm.) Name publication detail

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A genus of about nine species primarily of the Northern Hemisphere; three species in the Neotropics, all recorded for the tropical Andes. Orthodicranum is characterized by the generally smaller plants than Dicranum with leaves generally 3 mm or less long, presence of flagellate branches (rarely lacking), and erect capsules. The following species (O. flagellare and O. montanum) are often placed in the genus Dicranum which is possibly justified if members of Orthodicranum are merely derived from within Dicranum.
Un género de cerca de nueve especies principalmente del Hemisferio Norte; tres especies en el Neotrópico. Orthodicranum se caracteriza por la plantas generalmente más pequeñas que Dicranum con hojas generalmente menores de 3 mm o menos largas, presencia de ramas flageladas (raramente ausente), y cápsulas erectas. Las siguientes especies (O. flagellare y O. montanum) generalmente son ubicadas en el género Dicranum lo cual posiblemente se justificaría si los miembros de Orthodicranum fueran simplemente derivados dentro de Dicranum.

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