Breutelia jamaicensis (Mitt.) A. Jaeger
  • Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges.

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General Information

Breutelia jamaicensis (Mitt.) Jaeg., Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1873-74: 96. 1875. Bartramia jamaicensis Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 265. 1869. Philonotis jamaicensis (Mitt.) Card., Rev. Bryol. 38: 102. 1911. Protologue: Jamaica. Ins. Jamaica, Wilson n. 815, Wilds, M’Fadyen, etiam ex Herb. Brown.

Breutelia sartorii Besch. in Fourn., Mexic. Pl. 1: 29. 1872. Protologue: Mexico. Mirador (Sartorius in herb. Schimper).

Philonotis schlumbergeri Schimp. ex Besch., Mém. Soc. Sci. Nat. Cherbourg 16: 203. 1872. Breutelia schlumbergeri (Schimp.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. 1(3): 656. 1904. Protologue: Mexico. Orizaba, F. Müller.

Philonotis haitensis Ren. & Card., Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 29(1): 177. 1890. Protologue: Haiti. Haïti, Port-au-Prince, Bertrand.

Plants small to medium-sized, in dense or loose, glossy, yellowish‑green or green tufts, to 4 cm high. Stems red, hyalodermis weakly developed, central strand present, densely tomentose below; rhizoids reddish brown, smooth to lightly roughened. Leaves 2–3 mm long, moderately to well-spaced, appressed to erect or erect-spreading when dry, erect or erect-spreading when wet, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, straight or sometimes falcate, variably plicate at base; apices long, slenderly acuminate; margins plane or narrowly revolute, singly serrate; costae long-excurrent and sharply toothed or percurrent; cells papillose at upper ends, upper cells long-rectangular to sublinear, firm‑walled, 25–63 x 2.5–3.5 μm, basal cells quadrate to sub-rectangular, 10–40 x 10–15 μm, alar cells quadrate in 5 or more rows. Dioicous. Perigonia discoid. Setae straight or flexuose, 20–30 mm long. Capsules inclined to pendent, 2–3 mm long, ovoid to subglobose, furrowed when dry, striate when wet; exothecial cells thin-walled; stomata numerous at base; opercula plano-convex; exostome teeth narrowly triangular, finely papillose below, coarsely papillose near tips, to 500 μm high, dorsal trabeculae faint, ventral trabeculae strongly thickened, endostome nearly as long as the exostome, segments broad, yellowish, finely papillose, papillae in vertical rows, segments split along the median line and each half diverging toward the cilia, cilia 2–3, well-developed. Spores reniform, 17–23 μm, coarsely papillose, red-brown.

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