Barbella

M. Fleischer ex Brotherus in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl

in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 226[I,3]: 823, fig. 613. 1906

Etymology: Latin barba, beard, and - ella, diminutive, alluding to pendent secondary stems
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 481. Mentioned on page 479, 652.
Plants small, green [yellowish]. Stems loosely foliate, irregularly branched, branches elongate, pendent, loosely foliate; axillary hairs of 4–7 short cells, proximal cells light brown in older leaf axils. Stem leaves loosely imbricate, triangular-acuminate; base not auriculate; margins plane, serrate; costa slender, rarely ecostate; alar cells differentiated; medial laminal cells linear, not in rows diverging from costa, seriate-papillose or rarely smooth. Branch leaves spreading-complanate proximally, smaller and loosely imbricate distally; apex 1-seriate, filiform. Sexual condition autoicous [dioicous]. Capsule exserted, ovoid [ovoid-cylindric]; operculum short-rostrate; exostome teeth papillose or rarely smooth; endostome segments papillose, cilia rudimentary or absent. Calyptra naked [pilose]. Spores smooth or granular.

Distribution

Nearly worldwide, tropical and subtropical regions.

Discussion

Species ca. 40 (1 in the flora).

Lower Taxa

Facts about "Barbella"
AuthorWilliam D. Reese† +
AuthorityM. Fleischer ex Brotherus in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl +
DistributionNearly worldwide + and tropical and subtropical regions. +
EtymologyLatin barba, beard, and - ella, diminutive, alluding to pendent secondary stems +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Publication titlein H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. +
Publication year1906 +
Referencereese1966a +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V28/V28 751.xml +
Taxon familyMeteoriaceae +
Taxon nameBarbella +
Taxon parentMeteoriaceae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 28 +