Oedipodiaceae Schimp.
  • Syn. Musc. Eur. (ed. 2) XCVIII, 354. 1876.


This taxon is accepted by World Flora Online consortium
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

Plants gregarious to loosely tufted, 5-10(-20) mm, light-green when moist, dark green when dry; protonema thallose, branched. Stems erect, simple or forked by innovation. Leaves small and remote toward stem base, larger and crowded in open rosettes distally; rounded-obtuse at the apex; margins plane or somewhat undulate, entire except for long, flexuose cilia at basal margins of distal leaves; costa single, broad at leaf base, ending 6-10 cells before the apex; alar cells absent. Specialized asexual reproduction by discoid brood bodies produced among rosettes of leaves, mingled with sex organs, particularly antheridia, and on protonema. Sexual condition variably synoicous and autoicous; perigonial and perichetial leaves scarcely differentiated. Seta present, single, long. Capsule erect, subglobose or hemispheric, wide-mouthed, neck long, fleshy, 2-4 mm, tapered toward seta, hollow for the greater part of its length; stomata numerous, stomates present in distal part of capsule, with 2 guard cells; peristome and annulus absent; operculum strongly convex and bluntly umbonate or weakly convex and more or less apiculate; columella included. Calyptra small, cucullate, smooth and naked, readily deciduous. Spores tetrahedral, with densely crowded papillae.

 Information From

Flora of North America @ efloras.org
http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  • A Flora of North America Association
Oedipodiaceae
World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
World Flora Online consortium
http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).