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Published In: Bryologia Universa 1: 480. 1826. (Bryol. Univ.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/20/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/2/2013)
country distribution: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Montane Forest
elevation: 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500
substrate: soil
frequency: infrequent

Notes     (Last Modified On 6/2/2013)

Ecology: Open high montane to páramo; on soil. Elevation: 3250-4150 m (Venezuela: ? m, Colombia: 3400-4150 m, Ecuador: 3400-3600 m, Bolivia: 4000 m). Distribution: Widespread, especially in the Northern Hemisphere.
Ecología: Montano alto abierto a páramo; sobre suelo. Elevación: 3250-4150 m (Venezuela: ? m, Colombia: 3400-4150 m, Ecuador: 3400-3600 m, Bolivia: 4000 m). Distribución: Amplia distribución. Las colecciones bajo este nombre deben ser re-examinadas; es probable que muchas de las colecciones se refieran a C. stenocarpus.
All collections under this name from the tropical Andes should be re-examined; it is likely that most will be referred to C. stenocarpus. Differentiation of C. purpureus are C. stenocarpus involve sporophytic features: C. purpureus is characterized by peristome teeth cross-bared in lower 1/2-1/3, appearing perforate, distal tips finely papillose, setae dark red or purple, and capsules horizontal, ovoid, strumose, strongly furrowed when old; C. stenocarpus is characterized by peristome teeth separate to near the base or cross-bared just above the base, tips coarsely papillose or papillose-spiculose, setae pale-yellow or red, and capsules suberect, cylindric, not strumose, smooth or slight furrowed when old.



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