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Published In: Enumeratio Bryinearum Exoticarum 63. 1888. (Enum. Bryin. Exot.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/12/2018)
Acceptance : Accepted
Note : Alternative name Crassileptodontium pungens (Mitt.) R.H. Zander
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/7/2017)
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
frequency: common

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/7/2017)
Ecology: Open montane to páramo; mostly exposed sites, on soil and rocks. Elevation: 2265-5300 m (Venezuela: 2900-4000 m, Colombia: 2265-4100 m, Ecuador: 3200-5300 m, Peru: 2650-4700 m, Bolivia: 2700-4080 m). Distribution: Mexico, Central America, Andes, Juan Fernandez, southeast Brazil; Africa.
Leptodontium pungens is distinguished by the presences of a stem hylodermis (flutted), costa semi-circular leaf with 2 rows of stereids above the guide cells, median and upper leaf cells pluripapillose, papillae low, multifid, scattered over the cell lumen, and inner basal cells porose and smooth or weakly papillose. Synonyms include Leptodontium acutissimum E.B. Bartram, L. grimmioides Müll. Hal. ex E. Britton, L. matucanense Besch., L. subgrimmioides Broth. & Thér. in Thér.
Leptodontium pungens se distingue por la presencia de hialodermis en el tallo (acostillada), hojas con costa semi-circular con 2 filas de estereidas encima de las células guía, células mediales y superiores de las hojas pluripapilosas, papilas bajas, multífidas, esparcidas sobre el lumen celular, y células basales internas porosas y lisas o débilmente papilosas.



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