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Published In: Bericht über die Thätigkeit der St. Gallischen Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft 1876–77: 326 (Gen. Sp. Musc. 2: 392). 1878. (Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/28/2017)
Plant Category: Moss
EcoRegions: Puna, Yungas montane forest, Open Yungas montane
Elevation: 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500, 4500-5000
Substrate: soil, treelets and trees
Frequency: rare

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/28/2017)
general taxon notes:

Ecology. Open Yungas montane to humid puna; on soil and trunk of tree. Elevation. 2700-4730 m. Distribution. Bolivia: Cochabamba, La Paz. World range: Mexico to Bolivia.
Ecología. Montano abierto de Yungas a puna húmeda; sobre suelo y troncos de árboles. Altitud. 2700-4730 m. Distribución. Bolivia: Cochabamba y La Paz. Distribución mundial: México hasta Bolivia.
Brachythecium occidentale is characterized by the leaves weakly plicate at the base, relatively long acuminate and curved stem leaf apices, weakly decurrent leaf base, weakly defined alar cells, autoicous sexual condition, and smooth seta. Brachythecium flaccum Müll. Hal., collected by Germain in 1889 from Choquecamata, is a synonym.
Brachythecium occidentale se caracteriza por las hojas débilmente plegadas en la base, ápices de las hojas relativamente largo-acuminados y tallos curvados, bases de las hojas débilmente decurrentes, células alares débilmente definidas, condición sexual autoica y setas lisas. Brachythecium flaccum Müll. Hal., colectada por Germain en 1889 en Choquecamata, es un sinónimo.



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