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Published In: Bericht über die Thätigkeit der St. Gallischen Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft 1872–73: 103 (Gen. Sp. Musc. 1: 381). 1874. (Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges.) Name publication detail

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country distribution: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, NW Argentina
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Open montane, Dry Inter-Andean Valleys
elevation: 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500
substrate: rocks, logs
frequency: infrequent

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Ecology: Open forested montane to páramo and puna; on rocks, rarely found on logs. Elevation: 2500-4050 m (Venezuela: 3100-3200 m, Colombia: 2615-3200 m, Ecuador: 3000 m, Peru: 2500-4035 m, Bolivia: 2800-3800 m, Argentina: 3750-4050 m). Distribution: Mexico, Colombia to Argentina.
Ecología: Montano alto abierto arbolado hasta subpáramo xerófito; sobre leños y rocas. Elevación: 2500-4050 m (Venezuela: 3100-3200 m, Colombia: 2615-3200 m, Ecuador: 3000 m, Perú: 2500-4035 m, Bolivia: 2800-3800 m, Argentina: 3750-4050 m). Distribución: México, Colombia hasta Argentina.
Ptychomitrium chimborazense is distinguished by the bistratose lamina, bulging mammillose upper laminal cells. This species and P. aligrimmoides are both found in the puna, P. chimborazense has leaves incurved when dry, P. aligrimmoides the leaves are erect and appressed. Synonyms include Brachysteleum emersum Müll. Hal., Ptychomitrium buchtienii Broth., P. cochabambae (Herzog) Cardot, P. papillosum (Herzog) Cardot.
Ptychomitrium chimborazense se distingue por tener las células superiores de la lámina biestratificadas, abultadas mamilosas.


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Ptychomitrium chimborazense (Spruce ex Mitt.) A. Jaeger, Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss Ges. 1872-73: 103. 1874. Glyphomitrium chimborazense Spruce ex Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 107. 1869. Syntypes: Ecuador. Andes Quitenses, Chimborazo, Jameson (NY); ad pedem orientalem praecipue secus oppidum Guano insaxis (8500-11,000 ped.), Spruce 136 (NY); also Ins. Sti. Vincentis, Herb. Hooker.

Brachysteleum emersum Müll. Hal., Linnaea 43: 448. 1882. Syntypes: Argentina, Monte Nevado, Lorentz s.n. (NY), Yakutula, Lorentz s.n. (BM).

Glyphomitrium papillosum Herzog, Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 26(2): 64. f. 10. 1909. Ptychomitrium papillosum (Herzog) Cardot, Rev. Bryol. 40: 44. 1913. Type: Bolivia. An Felsen bei Huaillas (Cordillera real), ca. 3800 m, Januar 1908, Herzog. Fide Cao et al. 2006.

Glyphomitrium cochabambae Herzog, Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 26: 63. 1910. Ptychomitrium cochabambae (Herzog) Cardot, Bryol. Rev. 40: 44. 1913. Type: Bolivia, An Felsen bei Cochabamba, ca.2800 m, Januar 1908, Herzog.

Ptychomitrium buchtienii Broth., Mitt. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg 8: 403. 1931. Type: Peru. Arequipa, 2000-2500 m, Guenther & Buchtien 1976.




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