Cryphaeaceae Schimp.
  • Coroll. Bryol. Eur. 97. 1856.

This taxon is accepted by World Flora Online consortium
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Information

Plants small to large, creeping or in loose mats, brownish green, dull to somewhat shiny. Stems irregularly branched or sympodial; primary stems creeping, branches spreading to pendent; secondary stems erect-ascending or rarely pendent, not or little branched, branches short to elongate, terete-foliate, simple or branched; paraphyllia and pseudoparaphyllia absent or present. Leaves spirally inserted, imbricate, spreading when moist, ovate-acuminate, concave; margins entire or sometimes serrate distally; apex usually acute; costa single; alar cells rounded to quadrate; medial laminal cells rhomboidal to fusiform, smooth to prorulose. Sexual condition autoicous or dioicous; perigonia axillary, gemmiform; perichaetia lateral or terminal on branches, gemmiform. Seta single, very short or barely exceeding perichaetial leaves. Capsule erect, immersed to barely exserted, symmetric; stomata few, proximal; annulus revoluble; operculum conic-rostrate to obliquely rostrate; peristome usually double, (pale); exostome teeth 16, papillose; endostome usually rudimentary, segments 16, linear, or absent, cilia absent. Calyptra mitrate or occasionally cucullate, smooth or papillose. Spores spheric, granular to papillose or sometimes smooth.

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     Information From

    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).