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Published In: Die Laubmoose Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz 1: 250. 1886. (Laubm. Deutschl.) Name publication detail
 

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Nomenclature: M. sendtneriana (B.S.G.) Limpr., Laubm. Deutschl. 1: 250. 1886.
Anoectangium sendtnerianum B.S.G., Bryol. Eur. 1(fasc. 33/36). 1846.
Zygodon sendtnerianus (B.S.G.) C. Muell., Syn. Musc. Frond. 1: 686. 1849.
Anoectangium glaucescens Schimp. ex Besch., Mem. Soc. Sci. Nat. Cherbourg 16: 160. 1872.
Gymnostomum incurvans Schimp. ex Besch., Mem. Soc. Sci. Nat. Cherbourg 16: 159. 1872.
Molendoa tenuinervis Limpr., Laubm. Deutschl. 1: 250. 1886.
Anoectangium tenuinerve (Limpr.) Par., Index Bryol. 41. 1894.
Hymenostylium incurvans (Schimp. ex Besch.) Broth. in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. 1(3): 389. 1902.
Anoectangium liebmannii var. viride Card., Rev. Bryol. 36: 107. 1909.
Molendoa obtusifolia Broth. & Par. ex Card., Rev. Bryol. 40: 36. 1913.
Anoectangium sendtnerianum var. tenuinerve (Limpr.) Mšnk., Laubm. Eur. 257. 1927.
Molendoa obtusifolia var. incrassata Ther., Rev. Bryol. Lichenol. 5: 94. 1932[1933].
Anoectangium obtusifolium (Broth. & Par. ex Card.) Grout, Moss Fl. N. Amer. 1(3): 150. 1938.
A. incurvans (Schimp. ex Besch.) Bartr., Bryologist 49: 111. 1946.
Molendoa sendtneriana var. tenuinervis (Limpr.) Pilous, Preslia 30: 167. 1958.
Distribution: On rock (especially limestone, travertine, and dolomite, also gypsum), and soil, sometimes on walls or bark, at 350-2750 m elev.; Chiapas, Coahuila, Distrito Federal, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Michoac‡n, Nayarit, Nuevo Le—n, Oaxaca, Puebla, San Luis Potos’, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Zacatecas. - Mexico; Central America; Brazil and Andean South America; arctic North America including Alaska; Ontario; Arkansas, Colorado, Texas, Arizona; Europe and Asia.
Discussion: The leaves are vary in length and shape, but heterogeneous leaf cells distinguish this species from others of gametophytic similarity: Anoectangium aestivum (which also has lateral inflorescences) has deeply channeled leaves. Tuerckheimia angustifolia has 1-2 or 3 massive, granulose or compound papillae per cell.
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Stems (3-)10-20(-55) mm high, in section round, elliptic, or rounded-triangular. Propagula sometimes borne on hyaline stalks in leaf axils, consisting of 5-9 cells in numerous rows, 35-50 µm long, not abundant. Leaves larger and more crowded above, erect-incurved to straight and ± spreading, occasionally twisted, curled, or tubulose when dry, occasionally very fragile, (0.3-)1-2(-2.5) mm long, broadly rounded and sometimes ± cucullate to narrowly acute at the apex, oval or scarcely differentiated at base, not sheathing or decurrent; costa ending 1-3(-6) cells below the apex to percurrent or occasionally excurrent as a short, stout mucro, covered ventrally by subquadrate to rectangular, smooth or papillose cells, the ventral stereid band occasionally much reduced; upper cells (6-)8-10(-15) µm wide, usually about 1:1, occasionally transversely rectangular in patches at the margins or elsewhere; basal cells usually differentiated in a rectangular group or extending upward along the margins, smooth or weakly papillose, pellucid, mostly short-rectangular, not or distinctly broader than the upper cells, usually 9-12 µm wide, 2-3:1. Setae 3-7 mm long; capsules 0.6-1.5 mm long; operculum (0.4-)0.8-1.2 mm long, its cells not in spiral rows. Spores (7-)9-12(-15) µm, nearly smooth to lightly papillose.
 

 

 
 
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