Cyrto-hypnum schistocalyx

(Müller Hal.) W. R. Buck & H. A. Crum

Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 17: 67. 1990

Basionyms: Hypnum schistocalyx Müller Hal. Syn. Musc. Frond. 2: 691. 1851
Synonyms: Thuidium schistocalyx (Müller Hal.) Mitten
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 377. Mentioned on page 376.
Stems regularly 2-pinnate, stems and branches smooth; paraphyllia 2–8 cells in length, cells 1:1, papillose. Stem leaves appressed when dry, broadly triangular, (0.2–)0.3–0.4(–0.5) mm; apex gradually and broadly acuminate, sometimes piliferous; costa 5/6 leaf length. Branch leaves incurved-appressed when dry, 0.1–0.2(–0.3) mm; apex acute to obtuse; costa 3/4 leaf length, straight, covered with quadrate cells apically, projecting as low crests. Perichaetial leaves with margins strongly flexuose-ciliate. Seta papillose. Capsule with endostome cilia 1 (or 2).

Phenology: Capsule maturity unknown.
Habitat: Moist forests, limestone, base of trees
Elevation: low elevations


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Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, n South America.


Cyrto-hypnum schistocalyx, an essentially tropical species, is distinguished by the ciliate perichaetial leaves and roughened seta. The species occurs in Dade County; south of the flora area it occurs from sea level to 200 m elevation.

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AuthorWilliam R. Buck +
Authority(Müller Hal.) W. R. Buck & H. A. Crum +
BasionymsHypnum schistocalyx +
DistributionFla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America + and n South America. +
Elevationlow elevations +
HabitatMoist forests, limestone, base of trees +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
PhenologyCapsule maturity unknown. +
Publication titleContr. Univ. Michigan Herb. +
Publication year1990 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V28/V28 593.xml +
SynonymsThuidium schistocalyx +
Taxon familyThuidiaceae +
Taxon nameCyrto-hypnum schistocalyx +
Taxon parentCyrto-hypnum +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 28 +