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Published In: Beihefte zum Botanischen Centralblatt. Zweite Abteilung, Systematik, Pflanzengeographie, angewandte Botanik 26(2): 48. 1909. (Beih. Bot. Centralbl., Abt. 2) Name publication detail

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A monospecific genus, Polymerodon is characterized by a habit of dense tufts, narrowly lanceolate leaves from an obovate or short oblong base with a bluntly acute-rounded apex, stoutly short excurrent costa, undifferentiated alar region, conspicuously elongate, erect seta, pyriform or broadly ovoid, erect capsule, few stomata, absence of an annulus, and smooth peristome. This genus appears to be similar to the concept of Anisothecium circumscribed by Allen (1994, see general references). The peristome teeth are at least 530 µm long.
Género monoespecífico representado por Polymerodon andinus Herzog, se caracteriza por su hábito en manojos densos, hojas angostamente lanceoladas desde una base obovada o corto-oblonga, ápices obtusos agudo-redondeados, costa robusta corto-excurrente, región alar indiferenciada, setas conspicuamente alargadas, erectas, cápsulas piriformes o anchamente ovoides, erectas, pocos estomas, sin anillo y peristoma liso. Este género parece similar al concepto de Anisothecium.
Herzog, T. 1910. Beiträge zur Laubmoosflora von Bolivia. Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 26: 45-102.

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