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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 9/27/2009)
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Montane Forest
elevation: 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500, 4500-5000
substrate: rocks
frequency: common

Notes     (Last Modified On 9/27/2009)
Notes:

      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.

      Specimens: VENEZUELA. Mérida: Griffin & López F. PV-1067 (NY). COLOMBIA. Cundinamarca: Linares C. & Churchill 3914 (COL, NY); Santander: Churchill et al. 18834 (COL, MO, NY). ECUADOR. Imbabura: Steere 26886 (MO). BOLIVIA. Cochabamba: Churchill et al. 19825 (LPB, MO); La Paz: Lewis 88-769 (MO).

 

 


 

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

 
 


 

 
 
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