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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

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Nomenclature: L. flexifolium (Dicks. ex With.) Hampe ex Lindb., …fvers. Fšrh. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad. 21: 227. 1864.
Bryum flexifolium Dicks. ex With., Syst. Arr. Brit. Pl. (ed. 4) 3: 799. 1801.
Trichostomum filescens Hampe, Linnaea 32: 128. 1863.
Leptodontium filescens (Hampe) Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 50. 1869.
L. orcuttii Bartr., J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 21: 289. 1931.
Zygodon gracilis Wils. in Berk. var. americanus Grout, Moss Fl. N. Amer. 2: 141. 1935.
Leptodontium flexifolium (With.) Hampe in Lindb. var. americanum (Grout) Grout, Moss Fl. N. Amer. 1: 171. 1938.
Distribution: On soil, rock, logs, and trees at high elevations (usually 2000-4600 m alt.); Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Distrito Federal, Durango, Hidalgo, Mexico, Michoac‡n, Nuevo Le—n, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Veracruz. - ; Mexico; Central America; Andes of South America; southeastern United States (Southern Appalachian Mts.); Europe, Africa, Himalayas, southeast Asia, China, Formosa, and Japan; Hawaii.
Discussion: The propagula are sometimes absent, and the leaf border is not always present. Flagellate forms with subentire, mucronate leaves are common.
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Plants small, greenish- to yellowish-brown above, brown below, often flagellate. Stems 1-3(-5) cm long, not fluted in sectional view. Propagula on short, branched stalks in leaf axils, obovoid, mostly 3-septate, 70-130 ´ 45-55 µm. Leaves erect and flexuose-twisted when dry, spreading-recurved when moist, 1-3.5 mm long and 0.3-0.75 mm wide, keeled above, lingulate, broadly acute and often mucronate, scarcely sheathing or decurrent at base; margin recurved in the lower 1/2-2/3, denticulate to dentate in the upper 1/3, sometimes bordered by 3-5 rows of thick-walled, less papillose cells; costa ending 3-8 cells below the apex, papillose dorsally nearly to the base; upper cells 11-15 µm wide, subquadrate, with walls evenly and moderately thickened, the papillae 4-7, low, O- to C-shaped or flat, bifid to trifid; inner basal cells short-rectangular, 30-45 ´ 15-17 µm. Dioicous. Setae 10-15 mm long; capsules erect, cylindric, 1.5-2 mm long; annulus of 2-3 layers of cells; operculum conic-rostrate, 0.5-0.7 mm long; peristome teeth linear, 200-240 µm long, 15-20 µm wide at base, yellow-brown, lightly striate; preperistome sometimes present, low. Spores 13-17 µm, lightly papillose.


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