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Published In: Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society, Botany, Supplement 1: 39. 1859. (J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/24/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/30/2017)
Plant Category: Moss
EcoRegions: Puna, Open Yungas montane, Open Tucuman-Bolivian montane
Elevation: 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500
Substrate: soil, rocks
Frequency: common

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/30/2017)
general taxon notes:

Ecology. Open Yungas and Tucuman-Bolivian montane and puna, probably also in high dry inter-Andean valleys; on soil and rocks. Elevation. 2100-4380 m. Distribution. Bolivia: Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, Oruro, Potosí. World range: widespread.
Ecología. Montano abierto de Yungas y Tucumano-boliviano y puna, probablemente también en valles secos interandinos altos; sobre suelo y rocas. Altitud. 2100-4380 m. Distribución. Bolivia: Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, Oruro y Potosí. Distribución mundial: distribuida ampliamente.
Syntrichia princeps is characterized by the presence of a central strand, spathulate leaves to 4 mm, actue-rounded apices, recurved leaf margins from base to below midleaf, unistratose lamina, reddish, long excurrent costa papillose on dorsal surface (and usually serrate at apex), and spinose, long hair point (leaf lamina ca. 2.5-4 x longer than hair point), and presence of hydroids (viewed in cross-section). Tortula ruralis var. spiralis Herzog, collected by Herzog from Chocayatal, is a synonym (Gallego et al. 2009).
Syntrichia princeps se caracteriza por la presencia de un cordón central, hojas espatuladas hasta 4 mm, ápice agudo-redondeados, márgenes de las hojas recurvados desde la base hasta debajo de media hoja, lámina uniestratificada, costa largo excurrente papilosa en la superficie dorsal (y generalmente serrada en el ápice), rojiza y tricoma largo espinoso (lámina de la hoja ca. 2.5-4 x más larga que el tricoma), y presencia de hidroides (vistos en corte transversal). Tortula ruralis var. spiralis Herzog, colectada por Herzog en Chocayatal, es un sinónimo (Gallego et al. 2009).



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