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Published In: The Bryologist 86: 156. 1983. (Bryologist) Name publication detail
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/12/2018)
Acceptance : Accepted
Note : Alternative name Leptodontium excelsum (Sull.) E. Britton, sensu Zander 2017.
Project Data     (Last Modified On 10/7/2017)
Plant Category: Mosses
country distribution: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
EcoRegions: Páramo, Puna, Montane Forest, Open montane, Tepuis
elevation: 1000-1500, 1500-2000, 2000-2500, 2500-3000, 3000-3500, 3500-4000
substrate: soil, rocks, leaf litter / humus, logs, shrubs, treelets and trees
frequency: common

Notes     (Last Modified On 10/7/2017)
Notes:

Ecology: Open to forested montane and páramo; exposed to partly shaded sites, on soil, rocks, humus, leaf litter, logs, tree trunk and branches. Elevation: 1200-3800 m (Venezuela: 1800-2700 m, Colombia: 2200-3700 m, Ecuador: 2615-3400 m, Peru: 1200-3800 m, Bolivia: 2000-3400 m). Distribution: Southeastern United States, West. Indies, Mexico, Central America, Andes, southeast Brazil.

Leptodontium viticulosoides var. sulphureum is distinguished by the small, thick-walled epidermial stem cells, undulate and curled long leaf limb, fine and low papillae scattered over the cell lumen, and papillose cells extending the the leaf base. This variety is a common element of upper open montane and shrubby humid puna. Recognized by Allen (2002) as L. ulocalyx (Müll. Hal.) Mitt. Synonyms include Holomitrium bolivianum Müll. Hal. ex E. Britton, Leptodontium cirrhifolium Mitt., L. procumbens Müll. Hal., Macromitrium ramosissimum Mitt., M. undulatum Hampe, Syrrhopodon excelus Sull., Trichostomum subcirrhifolium Müll. Hal., T. sulphureum Müll. Hal. var. sulphureum Lorentz, and T. ulocalyx Müll. Hal.

Leptodontium viticulosoides var. sulphureum se distingue por las células pequeñas, con paredes gruesas en la epidermis del tallo, limbo de la hoja largo ondulado y rizado, papilas finas y bajas esparcidas sobre el lumen celular, y células papilosas extendiéndose hasta la base de la hoja. Esta variedad es un elemento común del montano superior abierto y puna húmeda arbustiva. Reconocida por Allen (2002) como L. ulocalyx (Müll. Hal.) Mitt. Holomitrium bolivianum Müll. Hal. ex E. Britton, Leptodontium cirrhifolium Mitt., L. procumbens Müll. Hal., Macromitrium ramosissimum Mitt., M. undulatum Hampe, Syrrhopodon excelus Sull., Trichostomum subcirrhifolium Müll. Hal., T. sulphureum Müll. Hal. var. sulphureum Lorentz, and T. ulocalyx Müll. Hal. son sinónimos.


 


 

 
 
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