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Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien I(3): 953. 1907. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/9/2015)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/1/2013)
Status: endemic
country distribution: Colombia, Peru
EcoRegions: Montane Forest
elevation: 2500-3000
substrate: treelets and trees
frequency: rare

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/1/2013)
Ecology: Premontane to possibly high montane forest; on branches of treelets and trees, probably on logs. Rare, at 2600-2700 m elevation (Colombia: 2600 m, Peru: 2600 m). Distribution: Endemic to the tropical Andes (Colombia, Peru). Description based on a fragment of the Lindig type collection (isotype, NY!).
Ecología: Bosque premontano a posiblemente montano alto; sobre ramas de arbolillos y árboles, probablemente sobre leños. Elevación: 2600-2700 m de (Colombia: 2600 m, Perú: 2600 m). Distribución: Colombia y Perú. Descripción basada en un fragmento de la colección tipo de Lindig (isotipo, NY!).
Specimens: COLOMBIA. Cundinamarca: Bogota, Rio Azzebabo [label states Rio Arzoba; =Arzobispo?] 2700 metr., [Lindig ] 2056a (BM, holotype; isotype NY). PERU. Huánuco: Cerrate 6835 (MO).


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Plants rather small, forming loose tufts or thin mats, yellowish-green to golden. Primary stems apparently short creeping. Secondary stems subascending or spreading, equally foliate, leaves loosely erect, erect-spreading when wet. Leaves lanceolate, ca. 1.9-2 mm long, 0.5-0.7 mm wide, concave, partially plicate along costa, apex gradually to somewhat abruptly acuminate, acumen ± broad, often with a half twist; margins plane to partially reflexed on one or both sides, often strongly so below apex tip, entire or nearly so; costae double, ca. 1/2 lamina length or somewhat less; laminal cells appearing smooth and mostly thick-walled, upper and median cells oblong to rhomboidal, 20-40 µm long, 5-6 µm wide; basal cells irregular oblong-rectangular, those adjacent to costa appearing weakly porose, marginal cells at or near base forming a weak border of oblong-linear cells. Dioicous? Perichaetia lateral. Setae elongate, longer than 6 mm, distal 2/3-1/2 weakly scabrous or roughened. Capsules erect, urn ovoid, 1.2-1.3mm long; opercula not observed; peristome double, exostome teeth 16, spreading-recurved when wet, erect when dry, ca. 480 µm long, papillose and appearing bordered; endostome basal membrane appearing low, segments 16, papillose. Calyptrae and sporesnot observed.
Plantas algo pequeñas, formando manojos laxos o tapices ralos, verde-amarillentas a doradas. Tallos primarios aparentemente cortos, reptantes. Tallos secundarios subascendentes o extendidos, uniformemente foliados, hojas laxamente erectas, erecto-extendidas en húmedo. Hojas lanceoladas, aprox. 1.9-2 mm de largo, 0.5-0.7 mm de ancho, cóncavas, parcialmente plegadas a lo largo de la costa, ápice gradualmente a algo abruptamente acuminado, acumen ± ancho, generalmente semi-retorcido; márgenes planos a parcialmente reflexos sobre uno o ambos lados, generalmente fuertemente reflexos debajo del extremo del ápice, enteros o casi así; costa doble, aprox. 1/2 del largo de la lámina o algo menos; células de la lámina aparentemente lisas y generalmente de paredes gruesas, células superiores y mediales oblongas a romboidales, 20-40 µm de largo, 5-6 µm de ancho; células basales irregularmente oblongo-rectangulares, aquellas adyacentes a la costa aparentemente débilmente porosas, células marginales en, o cerca, de la base formando un borde débil de células oblongo-lineares. Dioicas? Periquecios laterales. Setas alargadas, mayores de 6 mm de largo, levemente escabrosas o rugosas en 2/3-1/2 distales. Cápsulas erectas, urna ovoide, 1.2-1.3 mm de largo; opérculo no observado; peristoma doble, dientes del exostoma 16, extendido-recurvados en húmedo, erectos en seco, aprox. 480 µm de largo, papilosos y aparentemente bordeados; membrana basal del endostoma aparentemente baja, segmentos 16, papilosos. Caliptra y esporasno observadas.


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