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Published In: Lindbergia 19: 18. 1994. (Lindbergia) Name publication detail

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Ceuthotheca is a monotypic genus. It is characterized by its strongly differentiated perichaetial leaves, immersed, ovoid capsules, and peristome that has well‑developed endostome segments. Although the immersed capsules of this genus are distinctive it may not be a character of generic importance within the family since both immersed and exserted capsules are found in Orthotrichum, Schlotheimia, and Macromitrium (M. brevisetum Mitt.). Ceuthotheca could be accommodated in Macromitrium as that genus is currently


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Ceuthotheca Lewinsky‑Haapasaari, Lindbergia 19: 18. 1994.

Plants medium-sized, olive‑green above, brownish below, in sparsely tomentose mats. Stems creeping, branches erect, simple or forked. Leaves ovate‑lanceolate, crispate when dry, erect‑spreading when wet; costa single, percurrent; upper cells rounded, thick‑walled, mammillose, basal cells elongate, not tuberculate. Phyllodioicous. Seta short. Capsules immersed, ovoid, smooth; stomata superficial; peristome double, exostome united into short membrane, endostome basal membrane short, segments stout, irregularly divided. Spores anisosporous, papillose. Calyptra mitrate, lacinate, hairy.

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