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Published In: Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 21: 227. 1864. (Öfvers. Kongl. Vetensk.-Akad. Förh.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/12/2018)
Acceptance : Accepted
Note : Alternative name Microleptodontium flexifolium (Dicks.) R.H. Zander
Project Data     (Last Modified On 3/7/2021)
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Open montane
elevation: 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000, 4000-4500, 4500-5000, 5000-5500
substrate: soil, rocks, logs, treelets and trees
frequency: common

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/7/2021)
Ecology: Open montane to páramo and puna; exposed sites, commonly found on soil and rocks. Elevation: 2400-4525 m (Venezuela: 2950-4500 m, Colombia: 2400-4300 m, Ecuador: 2770-4525 m, Peru: 3682-4500 m, Bolivia: 3400-4500 m). Distribution: Widespread; in South America confined to the Andes.
Leptodontium flexifolium is typically a small species, often less than 10 mm high, epidermal stem cells small, thick-walled (hyalodermis absent), with oblong to lingulate leaves to 1.5-2 mm long, papillae low and scattered over the cell lumen. Synonyms include Leptodontium spongiosum Herzog, Trichostomum filescens Hampe, Zygodon filiformis Lorentz.
Leptodontium flexifolium es típicamente una especie pequeña, a menudo menor a 10 mm de alto, células epidérmicas del tallo pequeñas, con paredes gruesas (sin hialodermis), hojas oblongas a lingüiformes hasta 1.5-2 mm de largo, papilas bajas y esparcido sobre el lumen celular.



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