Calymperes afzelii Sw.
  • Jahrb. Gewächsk.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Calymperes afzelii Sw. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 30 Nov 2020'

General Information

Plants gregarious or tufted, dark-green to yellowish brown, uncinate-curved at tips when dry, to 10 mm. Leaves dimorphic, the vegetative 3-4 mm; distal lamina lanceolate; margins thickened and toothed distally; costa in cross section showing ad- and abaxial bands of stereid cells; medial cells obscure, 5-6 µm, bulging adaxially, minutely papillose abaxially; teniolae prominent at leaf shoulders and above; cancellinae ending in acute angles distally, adaxial cells smooth distally; gemmiferous leaves with constricted apices consisting of the costa with narrowly revolute marginal laminae, bearing gemmae only on adaxial surface of apex.

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    1. Calymperes afzelii  Swartz   梯网花叶藓¶ ti-wang hua-ye xian Jahrb. Gewächsk. 1: 3. 1818. Type. Africa: Afzelius s.n. (holotype BM–herb. Hampe).   Plants dark green, sometimes forked, in low dull tufts and cushions. Stems evident; rhizoids glossy dark red. Leaves essentially monomorphic, vegetative leaves grading into gemmiferous leaves, contorted-curled when dry, bases often conspicuous, with metallic gloss, erect-spreading and straight when wet, oblong-lanceolate to acuminate above broader base, to 4–5 mm long; axillary hairs inconspicuous; costa percurrent, in gemmiferous leaves protruding beyond expanded portion of upper laminae, with narrow wings of laminae revolute along its flanks; cells of upper laminae small, obscure, isodiametric, nearly smooth to papillose abaxially, bulging to mammillose-papillose adaxially; margins thickened and toothed distally; teniolae conspicuous; cancellinae typically acute distally, their distal cells plane, sharply and evenly demarcated from adjacent green cells of upper laminae; gemmae common, borne on adaxial tips of costa, gemma receptacle sometimes evident. Sporophytes not seen.    

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Acre
    • Amazonas
    • Parí
    • Rondônia
    • Roraima
    • Tocantins
    • Bahia
    • Paraába
    • Pernambuco
    • Santa Catarina
    • Espirito Santo
    • Minas Gerais
    • Rio de Janeiro
    • São Paulo
    • Mato Grosso
    • Mato Grosso do Sul


     Information From

    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • A Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Flora of North America Association
    Moss Flora of China
    Moss Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).