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Published In: Bryologia Europaea 1: 171 (fasc. 33–36. Mon. 1). 1846. (Bryol. Eur.) Name publication detail

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Aongstroemia exhibits notable peristome variation, but its members are held together by their julaceous stems with tightly appressed leaves. Although eperistomate species resemble Astomiopsis or Bryomanginia (Ditrichaceae), the peristomate species clearly belong in the Dicranaceae.


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Aongstroemia B.S.G., Bryol. Eur. 1: 171. 1846.

Plants slender to elongate, terricolous; stems julaceous. Leaves appressed, oval to oblong; costa single, strong; cells elongate or oval, firm-walled and smooth; alar cells undifferentiated. Dioicous. Setae smooth, erect; capsules erect, ovoid-cylindrical; opercula rostrate; peristome teeth divided above or absent. Calyptrae cucullate.


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