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

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Nomenclature: L. viticulosoides var. sulphureum (C.Muell.) Zand., Bryologist 86: 156. 1983.
Syrrhopodon excelsus Sull., Musci Allegh. no. 170. 1846.
Trichostomum ulocalyx C. Muell., Syn. Musc. Frond. 1: 578. 1849.
T. sulphureum C. Muell., Syn. Musc. Frond. 2: 626. 1851.
T. sulphureum var. panamense Lor., Moosstud. 161. 1864.
Leptodontium sulphureum (C. Muell.) Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 51. 1869.
L. ulocalyx (C. Muell.) Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 51. 1869.
L. brevisetum Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 50. 1869.
L. cirrhifolium Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 52. 1869.
Zygodon excelsus (Sull.) Britt., Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 4: 180. 1893.
Leptodontium motelayi Ren. & Card., Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 38(1): 11. 1900.
L. excelsum (Sull.) Britt., Bryologist 11: 66. 1908.
L. helicoides Card., Rev. Bryol. 36: 75. 1909.
L. sulphureum var. motelayi (Ren. & Card.) Bartr., Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 26: 74. 1928.
L. ulocalyx var. cirrhifolium (Mitt.) Bartr., Fieldiana, Bot. 25: 122. 1949.
L. viticulosoides var. panamense (Lor.) Zand., Bryologist 75: 250. 1972, nom. illeg.
Distribution: On soil, rock, and trees, sometimes in cloud forests, at 1000-3000 m alt.; Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tamaulipas, Veracruz (far more common than var. viticulosoides in Mexico; sterile intermediates from Chiapas, Queretaro, Sinaloa, and San Luis Potos’ can probably be referred here.) - Mexico; Central America; Andes of South America and southern Brazil; West Indies; mountains of southeastern United States.
Discussion: The male plants are usually smaller than the female, and in elongate expressions the male plants are more flagellate, with leaves distant.
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Stems seldom tomentose. Leaves commonly very long-lanceolate, with a short, narrow, sheathing base, often with red-brown rhizoids or rhizoid initials on the ventral surface of the apex; upper cells usually 9-11 µm wide; median basal cells often papillose to the insertion.


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