Catagonium brevicaudatum Müll. Hal. ex Broth.
  • Nat. Pflanzenfam.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Catagonium brevicaudatum Müll. Hal. ex Broth. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 15 Jun 2021'

General Information

Plants small to medium-sized, lustrous, golden to yellowish green, in dense (occasionally loose) mats, at times pendent. Stems and branches complanate-foliate, 2–10 cm long, prostrate or erect-ascending, irregularly branched, at times long-attenuate, yellowish green when young, becoming red with age; stems in cross section with epidermis of 1–2 rows of small, thick-walled cells, cortical cells enlarged, thin-walled, central strand absent; paraphyllia and pseudoparaphyllia absent; rhizoids from small clusters of initials abaxial to the leaf insertions, papillose-roughened, reddish brown, not or sparsely and irregularly branched; axillary hairs 3–6 cells long, basal 2–3 cells short-rectangular, red-dish brown, upper 1–3 cells elongate, hyaline. Stem and branch leaves similar, 0.8–1.8 mm long, closely or somewhat distantly spaced, pseudodistichous, ovate to ovate-oblong, concave to asymmetrically conduplicate, abruptly ending in piliferous, recurved acumina, rounded to shortly auriculate at base; margins entire, incurved on one side at base and sometimes above; costae short and double, or absent; cells smooth, firm-walled, upper cells vermicular, 15–40 X 3–6 mm, median cells linear-flexuose, 60–100 X 2.5–4.0 mm; basal cells linear-oblong; alar cells undifferentiated. Asexual reproduction occasionally by uniseriate, rhizoidal gemmae. Dioicous. Sporophytes not known in Central America. Only one, immature and badly damaged sporophyte from Colombia (Cleef & Jaramillo-M 237, MO) seen, description from Lin (1984). Setae elongate, 9.5 mm long. Capsules inclined, oblong, apophy-ses absent, 1.6–1.7 mm long; exothecial cells quadrate to rectangular, medium-walled; stomata on neck; peristome double, hypnoid, prostome absent, exostome papillose, median line thin, dorsal tra-beculae thin, dorsal lamellae striate-papillose, ventral surface smooth; endostome not described. Spores rounded, 10–12 r m, densely papillose. Calyptra not described.

  • Provided by: [C].Moss Flora of Central America
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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Alagoas
    • Paraní
    • Santa Catarina
    • Espirito Santo
    • Minas Gerais
    • Rio de Janeiro
    • São Paulo

     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).
    Moss Flora of Central America
    Moss Flora of Central America. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).