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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum 47. pl. 7: f. 2: g–p. 1801. (Sp. Musc. Frond.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/27/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/1/2017)
Plant Category: Mosses
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Open montane
elevation: 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500, 4500-5000
substrate: rocks
frequency: common

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/1/2017)

      Ecology: Páramo and puna; exposed on rocks. Elevation: 2950-5000 m (Venezuela: 3850-4070 m, Colombia: 3200-4520 m, Ecuador: 2950-4500 m, Peru: 3350-5000 m, Bolivia: 3400-4930). Distribution: Widespread, in the tropics at high elevations.

      The name Andreaea rupestris has been widely employed throughout the Andes and elsewhere, however a thorough study is needed to delineate the morphology of this taxon. Andreaea brevipes Spruce (type from Ecuador), recorded for Bolivia, is allied to A. rupestris; A. brevipes may be distinguished by the oblanceolate leaves that are wider above midleaf, and A. rupestris by the ovate- to oblong-lanceolate leaves, wider below midleaf. Differences howevery may only be a part of a broadly defined A. rupestris.



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Andreaea rupestris Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 47. 1801. Type: Europe.



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