Hedwigia50: 248. 1911

Etymology: Genus Calliergon and Latin -ella, diminutive
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 312. Mentioned on page 263, 264, 646.
Plants large, yellow-green or brownish. Stems pinnate, subpinnate, or irregularly branched; hyalodermis present, central strand present, sometimes poorly developed; paraphyllia absent; rhizoids arising from ventral stem surface near leaf base, not forming tomentum, commonly branched, smooth; axillary hair distal cells 2–6, hyaline. Stem and branch leaves erect-appressed, straight, dimorphic, ovate or lanceolate, not plicate, 1.8–2.2 mm; base decurrent; margins plane to incurved, entire, limbidia absent; apex usually cuspidate; costa double, short, inconspicuous, or ecostate; alar cells differentiated, inflated, region distinct; medial laminal cells long flexuose-sinuate, 42–115(–145) µm. Sexual condition dioicous. Capsule horizontal, obovoid, arcuate; peristome perfect; exostome teeth bordered; endostome cilia 2–4. Spores 17–22 µm.


Distribution values could not be resolved to valid regions

North America, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, n Africa, Atlantic Islands (Iceland), Pacific Islands (New Zealand), Australia, introduced in West Indies.


Species 1.

Lower Taxa

Facts about "Calliergonella"
AuthorNorton G. Miller† +
AuthorityLoeske +
DistributionNorth America +, Mexico +, South America +, Europe +, Asia +, n Africa +, Atlantic Islands (Iceland) +, Pacific Islands (New Zealand) +, Australia + and introduced in West Indies. +
EtymologyGenus Calliergon and Latin -ella, diminutive +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Publication titleHedwigia +
Publication year1911 +
Referencehedenas1990a +
Source xml grained fna xml/V28/V28 487.xml +
Taxon familyAmblystegiaceae +
Taxon nameCalliergonella +
Taxon parentAmblystegiaceae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 28 +