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Published In: Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 32: 269. 1993. (Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/31/2013)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/7/2017)
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Puna, Open montane, Dry Inter-Andean Valleys
elevation: 0-500, 500-1000, 1000-1500, 1500-2000, 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500
substrate: soil, rocks
frequency: common

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/7/2017)

Ecology: Dry vally thorn forest to puna; on soil and rock. Elevation: 400-4420 m (Peru: 400-4100 m, Bolivia: 1800-4420 m).Distribution: Southwest United States, Mexico and tropical Andes (Peru, Bolivia).
Syntrichia obtusissima is characterized by the presence of a central strand, spathulate to linguate leaves to 4 mm, typically emarginated apices (infrequently truncate), recurved leaf margins from base to below midleaf, unistratose lamina, yellowish or brown, long excurrent costa papillose on dorsal surface, and spinose, long hair point (leaf lamina ca. 1-2 x longer hair point), and absence of hydroids (viewed in cross-section).
Syntrichia obtusissima se caracteriza por la presencia de un cordón central, hojas espatuladas a linguladas hasta 4 mm, ápice típicamente emarginados (poco frecuentemente truncados), márgenes de las hojas recurvados desde la base hasta debajo de media hoja, lámina uniestratificada, amarillenta o parda, costa largo excurrente papilosa en la superficie dorsal, y tricoma espinoso, largo (lámina de la hoja ca. 1-2 x más larga que el tricoma), y sin hidroides (vistos en corte transversal).



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