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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum 182. 1801. (Sp. Musc. Frond.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/12/2017)
Acceptance : Accepted
Note : Alternative name: Rosulabryum capillare (Hedw.) J.R. Spence
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/7/2019)
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Open montane, Chaco
elevation: 0-500, 500-1000, 1000-1500, 1500-2000, 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500
substrate: soil, rocks, leaf litter / humus, logs, treelets and trees
frequency: common

Notes     (Last Modified On 6/7/2019)

Ecology: Lowlands including Chaco and Chiquitano forest, open montane to páramo and humid puna; on soil, rocks, humus, logs, base and trunk of trees. Elevation: 400-4450 m (Venezuela: 2285-3290 m, Colombia: 930-4260 m, Ecuador: 3080-3690 m, Peru: 1000-4350 m, Bolivia: 400-4450 m). Distribution: Widespread.
Ecología: Montano abierto a páramo; sobre suelo, humus, leños, base y troncos de árboles. Elevación: 930-4450 m (Venezuela: 2285-3290 m, Colombia: 930-4260 m, Ecuador: 3080-3690 m, Perú: 1000-4350 m, Bolivia: 1500-4450 m). Distribución: Ampliamente distribuida.
Bryum capillare, in its typical form, is characterized by the leaves twisted about the stem when dry, oblong to oblong leaves (ca. 1-4 mm long), recurved and border (by 1-4 linear rows of cells), rather long excurrent costa, rhomboidal upper cells, oblong to short rectangular basal cells. Bryum atenense is similar if not identical to B. capillare (or ‘Capillare group’); see comments under that species. Synonyms included by Ochi are Bryum erythroneuron Mitt., B. leptoloma Müll. Hal., B. terebellum Hampe.
Bryum capillare, en su forma típica, se caracteriza por tener hojas torcidas rodeando al tallo en seco, hojas oblongas (ca. 1-4 mm de largo), recurvadas y con borde (formado por 1-4 filas de células lineares), costa muy largo excurrente, células superiores rómbicas, células basales oblongas a corto rectangulares. Bryum atenense es similar si no es idéntico a B. capillare (o ‘grupo Capillare’); ver comentario en esta especie.



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