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Published In: Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden 45: 687. f. 12–18. 1987. (Mem. New York Bot. Gard.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/26/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/28/2017)
Status: Endemic
Plant Category: Moss
EcoRegions: Puna
Elevation: 3500-4000
Substrate: soil
Frequency: rare

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/28/2017)
general taxon notes:

Ecology. Dry puna; on soil. Elevation. 3880 m. Distribution. Bolivia: World range: endemic to Bolivia.
Ecología. Puna seca; sobre suelo. Altitud. 3880 m. Distribución. Bolivia Distribución mundial: endémica de Bolivia.
The type collection was made Lewis (79-2014B, holotype F) in 1979 from the region of Laguna Coipasa on the slopes of Cerro Tata Sabaya (Department of Oruro). Gametophytically his species is similar to A. julaceum (Schrad. ex P. Gaertn., B. Mey. & Scherb.) Schimp., but differs by the absence of a peristome (Shaw 1987). The species was named in honor of William Campbell Steere (1907-1989), prominent 20th century North American bryologist and administrator; as director of the Cinchona mission during the Second World War made important bryophyte collections in Colombia and Ecuador.
La colección tipo fue realizada por Lewis (79-2014B, holotipo F) en 1979, en la región de Laguna Coipasa en las laderas del Cerro Tata Sabaya (departamento de Oruro). Gametofíticamente esta especie es similar a A. julaceum (Schrad. ex P. Gaertn., B. Mey. & Scherb.) Schimp., pero se diferencia por la ausencia de un peristoma (Shaw 1987). La especie fue nombrada en honor a William Campbell Steere (1907-1989), destacado briólogo y administrador norte americano del siglo XX; como director de la misión Cinchona durante la segunda guerra mundial realizó importantes colecciones de briofitas en Colombia y Ecuador.
Specimen. Oruro: Atahyuallap, Cerro Tata Sabaya, W of Laguna Coipasa, Lewis 79-2014B (F, holotype).



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