Rhynchostegium raphidorrhynchum (Müll. Hal.) A. Jaeger
  • Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Rhynchostegium raphidorrhynchum (Müll. Hal.) A. Jaeger. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001174754. Accessed on: 08 Apr 2020'

Diagnostic Description

Branches subterete, leaves ovate-acuminate, basal cells many.

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    Morphology

    Autoecious; plant slender, prostrate, rooting, dark green or yellowish green; stems 1-1 1/2 inch long, irregularly pinnate; pinnae ½ inch long, simple, crowded, with leaves all round; leaves only subcomplanate, ovate-acuminate, acute, not cordate, 1 1/2-2 mm long, or the stem-leaves rather longer with long subulate points; leaves not furrowed, concave, decurrent, denticulate-serrulate; margins often narrowly reflexed at the base, expanded elsewhere; toothed by protruding cell-ends from the base upward, but mostly upward, the lower teeth often obscured by the reflexed margin; nerve weak, extending to or near mid-leaf; cells linear, 100 µm long, quickly reduced at the leaf-base to many small quadrate or oblong cells extending across the leaf, of which the lower row are the larger, the alar cells not different from these and hardly sunk; per. leaves sheathing, short, quickly narrowed to a long, spreading or reflexed subula, nerveless. Seta 1-2 c. long, smooth, red; capsule oblong, horizontal, arched, with wide ring and long-beaked lid. Peristome teeth red, inner teeth perforated with two cilia between (much appendiculate, C. M.). Variable as to the length of the leaves and of the subula points, branch leaves often smaller than those of the main stem, more distinctly toothed and less regularly nerved.

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    Habitat

    Not uncommon in forest or scrub country.

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    Distribution

    Extending also into tropical East Africa.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges.
    • 2 Sim, TR. 1926. The Bryophyta of South Africa. Royal Society of South Africa, Cape Town.

     Information From

    Brachytheciaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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