Ecology. Puna; on soil. Elevation. 3200-4000 m. Distribution. Bolivia: Chuquisaca, Oruro, Potosi. World range: tropical Andes (Peru and Bolivia), southern most South America.
Didymodon patagonicus is characterized by the ovate leaves (appressed when dry), cucullate apex, two bands of stereid cells, and undifferentiated basal cells.
Specimens. Chuquisaca: Huaylla & Lozano 2153 (HSB, LPB, MO, MUB); Oruro: Linneo 288 (MO, MUB, USZ).