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Published In: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 114: 18. f. 1. 1987. (Bull. Torrey Bot. Club) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/20/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/3/2017)
Status: endemic
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Venezuela
EcoRegions: Páramo
elevation: 3500-4000
substrate: soil
frequency: rare

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/3/2017)

Ecology: Páramo, on soil. Elevation: 3800 m. Distribution: Venezuela, Mexico, Costa Rica.
Ecología: Páramo, sobre suelo. Elevación: 3800 m. Distribución: Venezuela, México, Costa Rica.
Pleuridium venezuelanum is distinguished by plants to 4 mm, julaceous below, deltoid- to oblong-acuminate lower leaves, oblong-lanceolate, short subulate upper leaves to 1.25 mm, bistratose at leaf shoulder, entire margins, broad, percurrent costa, oblong-lanceolate leaves ca. 1.1-1.5 mm, gradually long subulate, entire to subdenticulate margins, autoicous sexual condition, antheridia subtended by leafy bracts in axil of stem leaves, seta to 0.75 mm, ovoid-apiculate capsules to 0.75 mm, cucullate calyptra.
Specimens: VENEZUELA. Sin. loc. 1972, Loveless s.n. (CINC).


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Pleuridium venezuelanum D.G. Griffin, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 114: 18. f. 1. 1987. Type: Venezuela. Mérida: páramo de Mucubaji Griffin, Lopez & Ruiz-Terán 1057 (MERF, holotype; isotypes: FLAS, NY).




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