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Published In: Corollarium Bryologiae Europaeae 82. 1856. (Coroll. Bryol. Eur.) Name publication detail
 

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MEESIACEAE

Plants slender to robust, perennial, gregarious or tufted, dull, sordid‑green to yellowish or light-green. Stems erect, forked, radiculose or tomentose below. Leaves often conspicuously ranked, erect‑spreading to squarrose-recurved from an erect base, ovate‑lanceolate or obovate, acute to rounded‑obtuse, unbordered; margins plane or recurved, entire or serrate; costae single, well‑developed, subpercurrent to percurrent; upper cells rounded, oblong‑hexagonal or rectangular, thin- or firm‑walled, smooth or mammillose, basal cells enlarged, lax and hyaline, alar cells not differentiated. Setae terminal, straight or flexuose, very long. Capsules erect at base, inclined to suberect above, curved and asymmetric, oblong‑pyriform neck conspicuous; stomata numerous in neck; opercula small, bluntly short‑conic; annuli deciduous in fragments; peristome double, exostome teeth short, blunt or truncate, at times fused together, endostome basal membrane low, adherent to the exostome, segments long, linear, keeled, variously perforate, cilia rudimentary or absent. Calyptra cucullate, smooth, naked.

 

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