Muscol. Recent., suppl. 4: 136, plate 2, fig. 11. 1818

Etymology: Greek ana- , back, kamptos, bent, and odon, tooth, alluding to reflexed exostome teeth
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 285. Mentioned on page 265, 305, 655.
Plants small to medium-sized, yellow to green. Stems freely 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 or rarely granular-papillose; axillary hair distal cells 1 or 2, hyaline. Stem and branch leaves erect, spreading, or subsecund, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, not plicate, 0.7–1(–1.4) mm; base not decurrent; margins erect, entire to ± crenulate distally, limbidia absent; apex short-acuminate, acumen not furrowed; costa single to mid leaf or beyond; alar cells ± differentiated; medial and distal laminal cells short-rhomboid to linear. Sexual condition autoicous. Capsule erect, oblong-cylindric, straight; peristome specialized; exostome teeth short, external and internal surfaces minutely papillose throughout, margins entire; endostome basal membrane absent, cilia absent. Spores 10–15 µm.


North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, temperate and tropical areas.


Species ca. 12 (1 in the flora).

Facts about "Anacamptodon"
AuthorPiers Majestyk +
AuthorityBridel +
DistributionNorth America +, South America +, Europe +, Asia +, Africa +, Australia + and temperate and tropical areas. +
EtymologyGreek ana- , back, kamptos, bent, and odon, tooth, alluding to reflexed exostome teeth +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Publication titleMuscol. Recent., suppl. +
Publication year1818 +
Referencecrum1958a +
Source xml grained fna xml/V28/V28 444.xml +
Taxon familyAmblystegiaceae +
Taxon nameAnacamptodon +
Taxon parentAmblystegiaceae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 28 +