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Published In: The Bryologist 31: 110. 1928. (Bryologist) Name publication detail

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Nomenclature: A. flagellaceus (C.Muell.) Williams, Bryologist 31: 110. 1928.
Dicranum flagellaceum C. Muell., Syn. Musc. Frond. 2: 597. 1851.
Campylopus flagellaceus (C. Muell.) Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 77. 1869.
Dicranodontium flagellaceum (C. Muell.) Williams, N. Amer. Fl. 15(2): 153. 1913.
Metzlerella flagellacea (C. Muell.) Broth. in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. (ed. 2) 10:     191. 1924.
Distribution: On peaty soil in pine-oak forest; Durango. - Mexico; Guatemala and Panama; Colombia and Bolivia.
Discussion: The Mexican distribution is poorly known because of confusion with Atractylocarpus stenocarpus, and the species is probably much more common than recorded here. The species differs from A. stenocarpus by its flagellate branches, thick-walled laminal cells that are quadrate toward the leaf base, and distinctly inflated alar cells. According to Frahm (1991), Atractylocarpus flagellaceus should be included in Campylopodiella, as a synonym of C. malagensis (Herz.) Frahm. (See Mueller and Frahm, 1987, for a treatment of Campylopodiella.)
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Plants up to 15 mm high, often bearing flagellate branches. Leaves 1.5-2.5 mm long; costa in section with 2 rows of large hyalocysts; upper cells 12-31 µm long, about 5 µm wide, thick-walled, those toward the base becoming quadrate, the alar cells distinct, inflated. Sporophytes known only from Venezuela.

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