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Published In: Linnaea 15: 148. 1841. (Linnaea) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: Koch (1951, Figs A–F, as F. milobakeri); Pursell (1960, Figs. 1–16, as F. flavosetus); Magill (1981, Fig. 11 1–8).
Habitat: On soil; ca. 2000 m.
Distribution in Central America: HONDURAS. Morazán: Allen 11259 (MO, TEFH).


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Fissidens curvatus Hornsch., Linnaea 15: 148. 1841. Type. South Africa, Cape: Löwenrücken, Ecklon s.n. (H).

Conomitrium lindigii Hampe, Linnaea 31: 532. 1862. Fissidens lindigii (Hampe) Jaeg., Enum. Fissident. 12. 1869. Type. Colombia, Bogotá, Lindig 2149 (FH, lectotype; FH, NY, isolectotypes).

Fissidens milobakeri Koch, Bryologist 54: 206. 1951. Type. U.S.A., California, San Mateo County, Lake San Andreas, Koch 3394 (MICH).

Fissidens flavosetus Pursell, Bryologist 63: 98. 1960. Type. Haiti, Shada Area, Mackaness 138 (MICH). Paratype. Haiti, Guimbi Galata, Holdridge 3121a (FH, MICH).


Plants with more or less dimorphic stems, the infertile stems to ca. 5 mm × ca. 1.5 mm, the fertile (perichaetial) stems 1.2–5 mm × 1–2 mm. Leaves with apex acuminate; margins more or less entire, limbate, the limbidia confluent; vaginant laminae acute, ½–⅔ the leaf length, more or less equal; costa percurrent to short excurrent; cells 8–14 µm × 4–6 µm, smooth, somewhat larger in the vaginant laminae; sporophyte terminal.


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