Scleropodium Bruch & Schimp.
  • Bryol. Eur. 6: 27 (fasc. 55–56. Mon. 1.). 1853.


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General Information

Plants small to large, in loose to dense mats, green to yellowish (golden) or brownish. Stems creeping, densely foliate, often julaceous, irregularly and usually sympodially branched, branches similar to stems; central strand present; pseudoparaphyllia triangular, acute; axillary hairs of 2-4 cells, . Stem leaves appressed (erect when moist in S. californicum and S. julaceum), usually closely imbricate, broadly ovate to ovate-lanceolate, strongly concave, not plicate; base inconspicuously decurrent; margins serrulate to subentire; apex gradually or abruptly tapered, obtuse, acute, short-acuminate, apiculate, or rarely long-acuminate; costa to 60-80% leaf length, moderate to somewhat stout, terminal abaxial spine usually present, indistinct (absent in S. obtusifolium); alar cells isodiametric, small to enlarged, ; laminal cells flexuose-linear, walls thick; basal cells short to elongate. Branch leaves similar. Sexual condition dioicous; perichaetial leaf acumen long, reflexed. Seta red-brown, rough throughout or distally, or smooth. Capsule inclined to horizontal (suberect to inclined in S. cespitans), red-brown, short-cylindric, usually curved; annulus separating or not; operculum conic; peristome xerocastique, perfect. Calyptra naked. Spores 10-19 µm.

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCE Lawton, E. 1967. Notes on Scleropodium, with the description of a new species. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 94: 21-25.

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