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Published In: Musci Cubenses Wrightiani 282. 1861. (Musci Cub. Wright.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/12/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 3/4/2021)
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Open montane, Coastal Atlantic, Amazon (incl. Llanos)
elevation: 0-500, 500-1000
substrate: soil, rocks
frequency: rare

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/4/2021)

Ecology: Semi-humid lowlands (Chiquitano) to premontane; on moist or wet sandstone and soil. Elevation: 360-900 m (Venezuela: 360-420 m, Colombia: 500 m, Bolivia: 380-900 m). Distribution: West Indies, Central America, Bolivia, Brazil, possibly Colombia.
Ecología: sobre piedra arenisca húmeda o mojada y sobre suelo. Elevación: 360-900 m (Venezuela: 360-420 m, Colombia: 500 m, Bolivia: 380-900 m). Distribución: Indias Occidentales, Centroamérica, Bolivia, Brasil.
The Bolivian collections were made in sub-Andean transitional Tucumano-Boliviano and Chiquitano forest. Resembling Anomobryum, the plants are very small with stems to 3-4 mm in length, however unlike that genus the stems are not julaceous, rather the leaves are somewhat distant imbricate, and appressed when dry to loosely erect when wet. Bryum leptocladon is likely more common in South America, particularly in the lowlands, than presently known, overlooked by collectors due to the small stature of the gametophytes.
Las colecciones bolivianas fueron realizadas en el Tucumano-boliviano transicional subandino y bosque Chiquitano. Se parece a Anomobryum, las plantas son muy pequeñas con tallos hasta 3-4 mm de longitud, sin embargo, a diferencia de este género los tallos no son juláceos, muchas hojas son algo distantes imbricadas, y adpresas en seco a laxamente erectas en húmedo. Bryum leptocladon probablemente es más común en Sur América, especialmente en tierras bajas, es ignorada por los colectores debido a que los gametofitos son muy pequeños.



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