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Published In: Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 2 8: 252. 1837. (Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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The genus is recognized by its moderately well-spaced leaves with high, shiny, tightly clasping leaf bases and strongly contrasting upper and lower leaf cells. It is similar to Holomitrium in its strongly clasping leaf bases, well differentiated upper and lower leaf cells, and erect capsules. Holomitrium differs in its pseudautoicious condition, differentiated alar cells (at times fugacious), long sheathing perichaetial leaves and entire peristome teeth.


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Symblepharis Mont., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. sér. 2, 8: 252. 1837.

Plants medium to large, in dense tufts; stems erect, densely foliate, central strand present. Leaves abruptly linear-lanceolate from an obovate, strongly clasping base, wide-spreading to squarrose, crispate when dry; costa shortly excurrent to percurrent; leaf cells smooth; basal leaf cells elongate-rectangular, thin-walled, hyaline, sharply contrasting with the small, thick-walled, quadrate upper leaf cells; alar cells not differentiated. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves short. Setae elongate, single or aggregated; capsules erect; peristome teeth divided; opercula rostrate. Calyptrae cucullate, entire at base.


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