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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum 61. 1801. (Sp. Musc. Frond.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/17/2009)
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country distribution: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna
elevation: 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500, 4500-5000
substrate: soil, rocks
frequency: infrequent

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/23/2013)

Ecology: Páramo and puna; exposed on soil covered rocks. Elevation: 3050-4620 m (Colombia: 4200 m, Ecuador: 3080 m, Peru: 3050-4550 m, Bolivia: 3400-4620 m). Distribution: Widespread in Northern Hemisphere, Andes and Africa.
Ecología: Páramo y puna; expuesta sobre suelo cubriendo rocas. Elevación: 3050-4620 m (Colombia: 4200 m, Ecuador: 3080 m, Perú: 3050-4550 m, Bolivia: 3400-4620 m). Distribución: Amplia distribución en el Hemisferio Norte, Andes y Africa.
Encalypta ciliate is distinguished by the recurved leaf margins, mucronate leaf apex, excurrent costa, generally well developed peristome, and erose to entire calyptra. Encalypta leiotheca Herzog, based on a collection made by Herzog from San Benito (Cochabamba), is a synonym; a further name attributed to Bolivia is E. coarctata Mitt.
Encalypta ciliado se distingue por los márgenes de las hojas recurvados, ápices mucronados, costa excurrente, peristoma generalmente bien desarrollado y caliptra erosa a entera. Encalypta leiotheca Herzog, basada en una colección realizada por Herzog en San Benito (Cochabamba), es un sinónimo; otro nombre atribuido a Bolivia es E. coarctata Mitt.


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Encalypta ciliata Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 61. 1801. Type: Europe.

Encalypta coarctata Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 181. 1869. Type: Ecuador. Andes Quitenses, in summo monte Pichincha (10,000 ped.), Jameson s.n.

Encalypta leiotheca Herzog, Biblioth. Bot. 87: 51. 1916. Type: Bolivia. Unter Rasenwurzeln bei der Abra de San Benito, ca. 3800 m, Herzog 4353.




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