Amblystegium Schimp.
  • Bryol. Eur. 6: 45 (fasc. 55–56. Mon. 1.). 1853.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Amblystegium Schimp. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000001539. Accessed on: 24 Oct 2020'

General Information

Plants small, green to yellowish. Stems freely and irregularly branched; hyalodermis absent, central strand present; paraphyllia absent; rhizoids or rhizoid initials on stem or abaxial costa insertion, rarely forming tomentum, slightly to strongly branched, smooth; axillary hair distal cells 1 (or 2), hyaline. Stem and branch leaves erect to spreading, straight or rarely subsecund, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, not plicate, 0.5-1 mm; base not decurrent; margins plane, entire or denticulate, limbidia absent; apex acuminate, ; costa single, usually reaching mid leaf, sometimes shorter or to 3/4 leaf length; alar cells often well differentiated, subquadrate to transversely elongate, region broadly ovate or transversely triangular along margin; medial laminal cells short-oblong; marginal cells 1-stratose. Sexual condition autoicous. Capsule inclined to horizontal, cylindric, arcuate; peristome perfect; , margins dentate or slightly so; endostome (basal membrane present), cilia usually well developed. Spores 9-18 µm.

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCE Conard, H. S. 1959. Amblystegium. Bryologist 62: 96-104.

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    Included Species

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    Amblystegiaceae
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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