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Published In: Bryologia Javanica 1: 139. 1860. (Bryol. Jav.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/12/2017)
Acceptance : Accepted
Note : Alternative name: Gemmabryum exile (Dozy & Molk.) J.R. Spence & H.P. Ramsay
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/1/2017)
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Open montane, Dry Inter-Andean Valleys
elevation: 1000-1500, 1500-2000, 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000
substrate: soil, rocks
frequency: infrequent

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/1/2017)

Ecology: Dry inter-Andean valleys, open montane to páramo and puna; on soil and soil covered rocks. Elevation: 570-3900 m (Venezuela: 1230-1450 m, Colombia: 2650 m, Ecuador: [Galapagos Islands 250 m], Peru: 3700-3900 m, Bolivia: 570-2700 m). Distribution: Pantropical; including Mexico, Central America, tropical Andes, Brazil.
Ecología: Bosques secos interandinos, montano abierto hasta páramo y puna; sobre suelo y rocas. Elevación: 1230-3900 m (Venezuela: 1230-1450 m, Colombia: 2650 m, Ecuador: [Islas Galápagos 250 m], Perú: 3700-3900 m, Bolivia: 570-2700 m). Distribución: Pantropical; incluyendo México, Centroamérica, Andes Tropicales, Brasil.
Brachymenium exile is a small statured plant, with ovate leaves ca. 1 mm long, strong strong percurrent to short excurrent costa, marginal border absent or weakly developed, and quadrate to short rectangular basal cells. Similar to Bryum chryseum at least with regard to the leaves, but as the name implies the plants are usually golden-yellow, unlike the glossy pale green of Brachymenium exile. See further comments under B. acuminatum. Bryum smaragdinum Müll. Hal., described from Venezuela, is a synonym.
Brachymenium exile es una planta pequeña, con hojas ovadas ca. 1 mm de largo, costa fuerte, percurrente a corto-excurrente, sin borde en el margen o débilmente desarrollado, y células basales cuadradas a corto-rectangulares. Es similar a Bryum chryseum por lo menos con respecto a las hojas, pero como su nombre implica las plantas generalmente son amarillo-doradas, a diferencia del color verde pálido brillante de Brachymenium exile. Ver más comentarios en B. acuminatum.



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