Racopilaceae Kindb.
  • Bot. Centralbl. 76(3): 85. 1898.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Racopilaceae Kindb. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-7000000511. Accessed on: 07 Mar 2021'

General Information

Plants medium-sized, in creeping mats, dark green. Stems short to elongate, subpinnate or irregularly branched, branches spreading, short, densely tomentose proximally; axillary hairs of 5 cells, basal cell short, brownish. Leaves usually dimorphic, in 4 rows, twisted-contorted when dry, spreading-erect when moist; lateral leaves in 2 rows, larger; dorsal leaves in 2 rows, usually much smaller; oblong-ovate [ovate-acuminate]; margins toothed distally, unbordered [bordered]; apex broadly acute [rounded]; costa single; medial laminal cells quadrate to rhomboidal, smooth [1-papillose]. Sexual condition autoicous or synoicous [dioicous or monoicous]; perigonia gemmiform, leaves small, apex long-awned; perichaetial leaves differentiated. Seta single or rarely 2 per perichaetium, elongate, smooth. Capsule exserted, curved [straight]; operculum beaked or rostrate; peristome double; exostome cross striolate proximally, slender and papillose distally; endostome basal membrane high, papillose, cilia present or absent. Calyptra cucullate or rarely mitrate, hairs usually few to many, long, delicate. Spores smooth [rough].

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCE Reese, W. D. 1999. Racopilum tomentosum: First report of its sporophytes in Florida, and observations on its sexuality. Evansia 16: 59-60.

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    '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
    Racopilaceae
    • 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).