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Published In: Phytologia 65: 425. 1989. (Phytologia) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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The genus Dolotortula was segregated (Zander 1989) from Tortula on the basis of its leaves that are rounded at the apices, have large, smooth cells, and a strong, multistratose border of stereid cells.


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Dolotortula Zand., Phytologia 65: 425. 1989. 

Plants small, gregarious or in mats. Stems erect, unbranched, hyalodermis present, all cortical cells enlarged and thin-walled, central strand weakly developed; rhizoids sparsely scattered on stem. Axillary hair cells all hyaline. Leaves oblong, oblong-lingulate, or oblong-spathulate, twisted and contorted when dry, spreading when wet, rounded to emarginate bluntly apiculate; lamina unistratose; margins with a narrow, red, multistratose border of stereid cells ending just before the apex; costa slender, subpercurrent to percurrent, ventral surface cells elongate, guide cells and single (dorsal) stereid band well-developed, ventral surface layer enlarged; leaf cells smooth and thin-walled, upper cells hexagonal to short-rectangular, basal cells long-rectangular. Dioicous. Setae long, red-brown. Capsules cylindrical, erect, smooth; stomata in neck; opercula erect, long-rostrate; annuli persistent; peristome teeth 32, erect to weakly twisted, basal membrane low. Spores spherical, lightly papillose. Calyptrae cucullate.

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