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Published In: Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 12: 391. 1869. (J. Linn. Soc., Bot.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Plant Category: Moss
EcoRegions: Yungas montane forest, Tucuman-Bolivian montane forest
Elevation: 1000-1500, 1500-2000, 2000-2500
Substrate: treelets and trees
Frequency: infrequent

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general taxon notes:

Ecology. Montane forest (Yungas, rare in Tucuman-Bolivian); epiphytic, on branches or trunks of shrubs and treelets. Elevation. 1027-2400 m. Distribution. Bolivia: La Paz, Santa Cruz. World range: Central America, West Indies, tropical Andes (and the southern Venezuelan tepuis), southeast Brazil; East Africa.
Ecología. Bosque montano (Yungas, raro en Tucumano-Boliviano); epífito, sobre ramas o troncos de arbustos y arbolitos. Altitud. 1027-2400 m. Distribución. Bolivia: La Paz y Santa Cruz. Distribución mundial: Centro América, Caribe, Andes tropicales (y sureste de los tepuis de Venezuela), sureste de Brasil; este de África.
Adelothecium bogotense is distinguished by the complanate foliate secondary stems, undulate, obovate lateral leaves to 4 mm, rounded-apiculate apex, stellate median lamina cells, and gemmae present in axil of reduced leafy stem tips.
Adelothecium bogotense se distingue por las hojas complanadas en los tallos secundarios, onduladas, hojas laterales obovadas de hasta 4 mm, ápices redondeado-apiculadas, células mediales de la lámina estrelladas y con yemas en las axilas extremos foliosos reducidos de los tallos.

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Plants somewhat large, forming short tufts, olive green to golden-brown. Primary stems creeping, radiculose beneath. Secondary stems and branches erect-spreading, often perpendicular to substrate, complanate foliate; in cross-section outer 4-5 rows of cells small, thick-walled, inner cells larger, central strand absent. Stem lateral leaves somewhat asymmetric and undulate, obovate, 3-4 mm long, to 2 mm wide, apex rounded and apiculate, base asymmetric, slightly decurrent; margins plane, crenulate-dentate; costae single, strong, subpercurrent to percurrent, in cross-section cells undifferentiated, thick-walled; apical cells linear-fusiform, to 30 µm long, porose; median cells stellate, 10-12 µm in diameter, smooth to bulging; basal cells fusiform to irregularly rectangular and porose; insertion cells golden brown, marginal cells distally narrow and smaller; median leaves (dorsal and ventral) similar, symmetrical, oval to obovate, to 2.5 mm long. Branch leaves smaller, gradually attenuated distally, leaves reduced in size (to 1 mm long). Gemmae nearly always present at distal branch tips in axial of highly reduced leaves, gemmae short-cylindrical to clavate on axillary stalks. Perichaetia lateral; in axils of lateral secondary stem leaves; leaves elongate, ovate-lanceolate or-subulate, to 2.5 mm long, costae single, laminal cells strongly porose. Dioicous. Setae erect, short, ca. 2 mm long, smooth to weakly papillose. Capsules erect, urn ovoid, ca. 2 mm long; exothecial cells ± hexagonal, rather thick-walled; opercula rostrate, ca. 0.8-0.9 mm long; peristome double, exostome teeth 16, to at least 310 µm long, cross-striate, appearing furrowed with a hyaline border; endostome basal membrane rather low, segments 16, keeled and perforate, cilia absent or rudimentary. Calyptrae mitrate, ca. 1-1.2 mm long, densely covered by long capillary hairs that extend beyond calyptra, weakly plicate, base lobed. Spores spherical, 17-22 µm in diameter, papillose-granulose.


Plantas algo grandes, formando manojos cortos, de color verde oliva hasta pardo-dorado. Tallos primarios reptantes, radiculosos abajo. Tallos secundarios y ramas erecto-extendidas, a menudo perpendiculares al sustrato, hojas complanadas; en corte transversal filas de células externas pequeñas, con paredes gruesas, células internas mayores, sin cordón central. Hojas de los tallos laterales algo asimétricas y onduladas, obovadas, 3-4 mm de largo, ápices redondeados y apiculados, bases asimétricas, escasamente decurrentes; márgenes planos, crenulado-dentados; costa simple, fuerte, subpercurrente hasta percurrente, células apicales lineo-fusiformes, porosas; células mediales estrelladas, lisas hasta abultadas; células basales fusiformes hasta irregularmente rectangulares y porosas; células de la inserción pardo-doradas, células del margen distalmente angostas y menores; hojas mediales (dorsales y ventrales) similares, simétricas, ovales hasta obovadas, hasta 2.5 mm de largo. Hojas de las ramas menores, ápices de las ramas gradualmente atenuados, hojas de tamaño reducido (1 mm de largo). Yemas casi siempre en las axilas de hojas muy reducidas en los extremos de las ramas, yemas corto-cilíndricas hasta claviformes sobre pedúnculos axilares. Periquecios laterales; en axilas de hojas laterales de los tallos secundarios; hojas alargadas, ovado-lanceoladas o -subuladas, hasta 2.5 mm de largo, costa simple, células de la lámina marcadamente porosas. Dioicas. Setas erectas, cortas, ca. 2 mm de largo, lisas hasta débilmente papilosas. Cápsulas erectas, urna ovoide, ca. 2 mm de largo; células exoteciales ± hexagonales, con paredes muy gruesas; opérculo rostrado, peristoma doble, exostoma con 16 dientes, estrías cruzadas, de apariencia acanalada con borde hialino; membrana basal del endostoma bastante baja, con 16 segmentos, carinados y perforados, cilios ausentes o rudimentarios. Caliptra mitrada, densamente cubierta por pelos largos capilares que se extienden más allá de la caliptra, débilmente plegad, base lobada. Esporas esféricas, papiloso-granulosas.



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