Home Andean Bryophytes
Name Search
Family List
Generic List
Andean Mosses XL database
Glosario Ilustrado: Musgos
Fam. Gén. Musgos Andes Trop.
Advanced Search
!Leptodontium capituligerum Müll. Hal. Search in The Plant ListSearch in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelleSearch in Type Specimen Register of the U.S. National HerbariumSearch in Virtual Herbaria AustriaSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical GardenAfrican Plants, Senckenberg Photo GallerySearch in Flora do Brasil 2020Search in Reflora - Virtual HerbariumSearch in Living Collections Decrease font Increase font Restore font

Published In: Linnaea 42: 323. 1879. (Linnaea) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/12/2018)
Acceptance : Accepted
Note : Alternative name Stephanoleptodontium capituligerum (Müll. Hal.) R.H. Zander
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/7/2017)
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, NW Argentina
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Open montane
elevation: 1500-2000, 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500
substrate: soil, rocks, leaf litter / humus, treelets and trees
frequency: common

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/7/2017)
Ecology: Open montane to páramo and puna; mostly exposed sites, on soil, humus, leaf litter, and rocks. Elevation: 1540-4400 m (Venezuela: 2950-3750 m, Colombia: 2200-4100 m, Ecuador: 2700-4050 m, Peru: 2700-4035 m, Bolivia: 1540-4400 m). Distribution: Mexico, Central America, Andes, southeast Brazil, Uruguay, also Africa.
Leptodontium capituligerum is distinguished by the presence of a hyalodermis, semicircular costa, crown-like papillae, and most notable, the enlarged, mostly smooth (not or weakly papillose) hyaline basal cells; this latter feature is often readily observed with a dissecting microscope. Leptodontium gracile Müll. Hal. ex E. Britton and L. gracilescens Müll. Hal. ex E. Britton are synonyms.
Leptodontium capituligerum se distingue por la presencia de hialodermis, costa semicircular, papilas en forma de corona, y más evidentes son las células basales hialinas, generalmente lisas (no papilosas), agrandadas; esta última característica a menudo es fácilmente observada con un microscopio de disección. Leptodontium gracile Müll. Hal. ex E. Britton y L. gracilescens Müll. Hal. ex E. Britton son sinónimos.



© 2023 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110