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Published In: Flora of Eastern Himalaya 3: 254. 1975. (Fl. E. Himalaya) Name publication detail

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Nomenclature: B. recurvum (Griff.) Saito, Bull. Univ. Mus. Univ. Tokyo 8: 254. 1975.
Gymnostomum recurvum Griff., Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 2: 482. 1842. Desmatodon recurvus (Griff.) Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. Suppl. 1: 37. 1859.
Didymodon recurvus (Griff.) Broth. in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. 1(3): 405. 1902.
Distribution: On rock in oak and pine forests at 2440-2800 m elev.; Durango (40 km W of El Salto, Sharp 1855, TENN); Jalisco (above Manantl‡n, Crum 838, 975, 978, 1116, MICH); MŽxico (below Colorines, Sharp 8731, TENN; near Ixtapalucca, DŸll s.n., BUF); Michoac‡n (Las Peras, Norris & Taranto 15652, TENN; 41 km W of Hidalgo, Sharp et al. 2196, TENN); Oaxaca (1 km W of Rosa Blanca, Norris & Taranto 16724, TENN); Veracruz (8 km W of Mirador, Sharp 8922, TENN). -- Mexico; United States (North Carolina); India and Nepal.
Discussion: The plants resemble B. ferruginascens in size and appearance, but the short basal cells, mostly quadrate, are diagnostic.
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Plants green to red-brown above, brown or red-brown below. Stems seldom branched, up to 25 mm high, weakly radiculose. Leaves remote or crowded, often distinctly larger toward the stem tip, when dry erect or spreading as much as 30¡ from the insertion and incurved at the apex, when moist spreading to 45¡, broadly channeled, 0.9-1.5(-1.9) mm long, ovate-triangular to lanceolate, narrowly acute or occasionally acuminate, apiculate by a single pellucid cell, the base ovate, usually not sheathing, not decurrent; margins recurved in the lower 3/4, entire (or ± sinuose at the tip); costa percurrent, usually sinuose in the upper half, both stereids weak or strong; upper cells subquadrate, 10-12(-15) µm; basal cells differentiated in a few rows at the insertion or short-rectangular and weakly papillose next to the costa. Dioicous. Sporophytes not seen.

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