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Published In: Bibliotheca Botanica 87: 34. 9 f. 2. 1916. (Biblioth. Bot.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/12/2018)
Acceptance : Accepted
Note : Alternative name Stephanoleptodontium filicola (Herzog) R.H. Zander; synonym Leptodontium planifolium Herzog fide Zander 2018.
Project Data     (Last Modified On 11/29/2020)
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Open montane
elevation: 1500-2000, 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500
substrate: soil, logs, shrubs
frequency: infrequent, common

Notes     (Last Modified On 11/29/2020)
Ecology: Open montane to páramo; on humic soils and logs. Elevation: 1800-3100 m (Venezuela: 2475-2550 m, Colombia: 2400-3100 m, Ecuador: 2770 m, Peru: 2770 m, Bolivia: 1800-2120 m). Distribution: Costa Rica, Andes, and southeast Brazil.
Leptodontium filicola is similar to L. planifolium, both species exhibit a hyalodermis, a broad, wider than high, costa (cross-section), and distal stems usually highly modified with differentiated leaves and numerous propagulae; L. filicola differes by the elliptical costa, and ending 2-3 (4) cells below the apex, L. planifolium the costa is reniform in shape, and ending well below the apex, by 6-12 cells.
Leptodontium filicola es similar a L. planifolium, ambas especies presentan hialodermis, costa ancha, más ancha que alta (en corte transversal), y porción distal de los tallos generalmente muy modificada con hojas diferenciadas y numerosos propágulos; L. filicola se diferencia por tener costa elíptica, terminando 2-3 (4) células debajo del ápice, L. planifolium tiene la costa reniforme y terminando muy por debajo del ápice, 6-12 células.



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