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Published In: Moss Flora of North America 1: 157. 1938. (Moss Fl. N. Amer.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/26/2013)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/7/2017)
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Open montane, Dry Inter-Andean Valleys
elevation: 0-500, 500-1000, 1000-1500, 1500-2000, 2000-2500
substrate: soil, rocks

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/7/2017)
Ecology: Rather dry lowlands to dry inter-Andean valleys, on soil and rocks. Elevation: 360-2400 m (Venezuela: 1000-1700 m, Colombia: 850-910 m, Ecuador: 700 m, Bolivia: 360-2450 m). Distribution: Southeast United States, rather widespread in the neotropical lowlands.
Weissia jamaicensis is a larger species than W. controversa, with leaves 3-4.5 mm long, broader costa at leaf base (80 µm or more), and dioicous sexual condition. This species appears to be more common than W. controversa. The basal, elongate hyaline cells extend a short distance along the margin.
Weissia jamaicensis es una especie mayor que W. controversa, con hojas 3-4.5 mm de largo, costa más ancha en la base de la hoja (80 µm o más), y condición sexual dioica. Esta especie parece ser más común que W. controversa. Las células basales hialinas y alargadas se extienden hasta una distancia corta a lo largo del margen.



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