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Published In: Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 12: 273. 1869. (J. Linn. Soc., Bot.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Montane Forest
elevation: 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500, 4500-5000
substrate: soil, leaf litter / humus
frequency: common

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/1/2017)

Ecology: Upper montane forest, extending into the shrubby páramo and puna; full or partially shaded, on soil, humus and leaf litter. Elevation: 2100-5000 m (Venezuela: 2900-4070 m, Colombia: 2800-4170 m, Ecuador: 2900-4000 m, Peru: 2100-4267 m, Bolivia: 2400-4120 m). Distribution: Central America (Costa Rica & Panama), tropical Andes.
Bartramia angustifolia is distinguished by the rather large statured plants to 7 cm, leaves to ca. 12 mm, often deciduous leaf limb, fragile, mostly thin-walled shoulder cells, thick-walled, porose leaf base cells, setae ca. 5-10 mm, globose capsules 2.6-3.5 mm, and double peristome, finely papillose below, coursely striate above exostome, endostome shorter or equal to the exostome. Although most species of Bartramia are found in the open montane and puna, B. angustifolia is a commom element of the upper montane forest. Synonyms include Bartramia defoliata Müll. Hal., B. mollis Herzog, B. secunda Schimp. ex Müll. Hal. and B squarrosa Herzog.
Bartramia angustifolia se distingue por las plantas grandes hasta 7 cm, hojas hasta ca. 12 mm, a menudo limbo de la hoja deciduo, frágil, células del hombro generalmente con paredes delgadas, células de la base de la hoja porosas, con paredes gruesas, setas ca. 5-10 mm, cápsulas globosas 2.6-3.5 mm, y peristoma doble, finamente papiloso en la porción basal, coursely estriado encima del exostoma, endostoma corto o igual al exostoma. A pesar que la mayoría de las especie de Bartramia se encuentran en el montano abierto y puna, B. angustifolia es un elemento común del bosque montano superior. Sinónimos incluyen Bartramia defoliata Müll. Hal., B. mollis Herzog, B. secunda Schimp. Ex Müll. Hal. y B. squarrosa Herzog.


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Bartramia angustifolia Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 273. 1869. Type: Ecuador. Andes Quitenses, Quito [1851], Jameson 241 (G, lectotype; isolectotypes NY, S).

Bartramia defoliata Müll. Hal., Linnaea 38: 597. 1874. Type: Colombia. Antioquia, Paramo de Sonson, 10-12,000 pedes, 1872, Wallis s.n. (NY).

Bartramia secunda Schimp. ex Müll. Hal., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital. n. ser. 4: 40. 1897, non Dozy & Molk. 1854. Type: Bolivia. Larecaja, near Sorata, Panguasi, Mandon 1671 (G, lectotype; isotypes G, NY, S).

Bartramia squarrosa Herzog, Biblioth. Bot. 87: 93. 1916. Type: Bolivia. Im Buschfilzan der Waldgrenze über Tables, ca. 3400 m, Herzog 2815 (JE, lectotype; isolectotypes NY, S).

Bartramia mollis Herzog, Biblioth. Bot. 87: 94. 1916. Type: Bolivia. Im Nebelwaldüber Comarapa in lockeren Rasen und einzeln zwischen anderen Moosen den Waldboden bedeckend, ca. 2600 m, Herzog 4228 (JE, holotype; isotypes L, S).




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