Calymperes Sw. ex F. Weber
  • Tab. Calyptr. Operc. [3]. 1814[1813].
  • [Greek kalymma, covering, and peiro, pierce, alluding to fissured calyptra]

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General Information

Plants small to medium-sized, mostly tufted, green to yellowish brown, rarely with pink to purple tinge. Stems erect. Leaves often dimorphic with vegetative leaves mostly grading into gemmiferous leaves, teniolate or teniolae absent; margins of distal lamina without elongate hyaline cells, mostly thickened and toothed, rarely 1-stratose and entire; costa mostly showing two bands of stereid cells or stereids rarely absent; medial cells of leaves isodiametric [rarely transversely elongate]. Specialized asexual reproduction common, by fusiform-clavate gemmae borne on apices of often modified leaves. Sexual condition dioicous. Seta single. Capsule mostly well-exserted, sometimes more or less immersed, cylindric; peristome absent. Calyptra persistent, enclosing the capsule, with vertical slits distally, spirally plicate when dry.

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    Reese, W. D. 1987b. Calymperes (Musci: Calymperaceae): World ranges, implications for patterns of historical dispersal and speciation, and comments on phylogeny. Brittonia 39: 225-237.

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    Included Species

    Other Local Names

    [Greek kalymma, covering, and peiro, pierce, alluding to fissured calyptra]

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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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