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Published In: Bulletin de la Société Royale de Botanique de Belgique 31(1): 161. 1893. (Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/27/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/28/2017)
Plant Category: Moss
EcoRegions: Puna, Yungas montane forest, Open Yungas montane
Elevation: 3500-4000
Substrate: soil
Frequency: infrequent

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

Ecology. Open and forested montane to shrubby humid puna; on soil, humus mostly associated boggy habitats rarely on trunk of trees (Polylepis). Elevation. 3580-4000 m. Distribution. Bolivia: Cochabamba, La Paz. World range: Mexico and Hispaniola, Central America, tropical Andes.
Ecología. Bosque montano y montano abierto de Yungas a puna húmeda arbustiva; sobre suelo, humus generalmente asociada con habitats pantanosos raras veces sobre troncos de árboles (Polylepis). Altitud. 3580-4000 m. Distribución. Bolivia: Cochabamba y La Paz. Distribución mundial: México y La Española, Centro América, Andes tropicales.
Breutelia brittoniae is distinguished by the rather large plant stature to 10 cm or more, widespreading to squarrose leaves to 4 mm, appressed (sheathing) leaf base, 1-3 pairs of sulcate pockets (differentiated cells, juxtacostal cells short and lax), serrate to coarsely serrate leaf limb margins, short to long excurrent costa, weakly differentiatred leaf base marginal cells with 2-4 enlarged cells, setae to 2 cm, and capsules to 4 mm (furrowed when dry and mature).
Breutelia brittoniae es distingue por las planta bastante grandes hasta 10 cm o más, hojas ampliamente extendidas a escuarrosas hasta 4 mm, bases de las hojas adpresas (envainadoras), 1-3 pares de bolsillos sulcados (células diferenciadas, células yuxtacostales cortas y laxas), márgenes del limbo de la hoja serrados a gruesamente serrados, costa corto- a largo-excurrente, células del margen de la hoja débilmente diferenciadas con 2-4 células agrandadas, setas hasta 2 cm y cápsulas hasta 4 mm (acanaladas cuando están secas y maduras).



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