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Published In: Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Science, new series 4: 172. 3. 1849. (Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, n.s.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Nomenclature: D. rhabdocarpum Sull., Mem. Amer. Acad. II, 4: 172. 1849.
D. scoparioides Schimp. ex Besch., Mem. Soc. Sci. Nat. Cherbourg 6: 164. 1872.
Orthodicranum rhabdocarpum (Sull.) Holz., Bryologist 28: 22. 1925.
Distribution: On soil, soil over rock, or rotten wood at moderate to high altitudes, up to about 3300 m; Chihuahua, Oaxaca, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz. - Mexico and Guatemala; Dominican Republic; western United States (Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico).
Discussion: The short, straight, ovate-lanceolate leaves, weakly serrate margins and costa, and straight, erect capsules help to distinguish this species.
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Plants up to 6 cm high, green to yellowish-green, radiculose nearly to the apex. Leaves 3-5.5 x 0.5-1 mm, straight to somewhat flexuose, erect-spreading, scarcely changed when dry, broadly acute, concave or tubulose below, tubulose to slightly keeled above, ovate-lanceolate, unistratose; margins weakly serrate only near the apex; costa subpercurrent, the upper part with 2 weakly serrated dorsal ridges, in section showing 1 row of guide cells and 2 weak stereid bands, the dorsal epidermal layer sometimes with a few differentiated cells; cells elongate and pitted throughout. Dioicous (male plants about the size of the female). Setae solitary, 1.5-2 cm long, yellow to reddish-brown; capsules 2.5-3.5 mm long, straight, erect, furrowed when dry; annulus none; operculum 1.5-2.5 mm long. Spores 14-19 µm.
 

 
 
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