Homalothecium Schimp.
  • Bryol. Eur. 5: 91 (fasc. 46–47. Mon. 1.). 1851.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Homalothecium Schimp. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000018171. Accessed on: 17 Nov 2019'

General Information

Plants small to large, in loose to dense tufts or mats, green to rich golden or more rarely pale yellow and whitish. Stems creeping, ± densely terete-foliate, regularly or more rarely irregularly pinnate, branches densely terete-foliate; central strand present; pseudoparaphyllia with apex acute to acuminate; axillary hairs of 3-6 cells. Stem leaves erect-appressed when dry, erect, erect-spreading, or rarely erect-appressed when moist, imbricate, lanceolate or narrowly triangular, weakly to strongly concave, strongly longitudinally plicate; base not to broadly decurrent; margins serrulate or entire, ; apex gradually tapered or acuminate; costa ending in distal lamina, occasionally percurrent, moderate to stout, terminal spine present or absent; alar cells quadrate to short-rectangular, rarely elongate; laminal cells elongate to linear, walls moderately thick; basal cells small, as wide or slightly wider than more distal cells, . Branch leaves not differentiated, or somewhat narrower. Sexual condition dioicous or phyllodioicous; perichaetial leaf acumen straight or more rarely reflexed. Seta red-brown, rough or rarely smooth distally. Capsule inclined, horizontal, or erect, red-brown, cylindric or rarely ovoid-oblong, straight or ± curved; annulus separating by fragments or scarcely separating; operculum long-conic and gradually rostrate, sometimes conic; peristome xerocastique, then perfect or slightly modified, or hygrocastique. Calyptra naked. Spores 10-21 µm.

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