Entodontopsis leucostega

(Bridel) W. R. Buck & Ireland

Nova Hedwigia 41: 103. 1985

Basionyms: Leskea leucostega Bridel Bryol. Univ. 2: 333. 1827
Synonyms: Stereophyllum leucostegum (Bridel) Mitten
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 472.
Plants pale to yellow-green, brownish with age. Stems 3 cm, 1–3 mm wide across leafy stem; axillary hair basal cell short, apical cells elongate. Stem and branch leaves 1–2 × 0.4–0.8 mm; alar cells quadrate to short-rectangular, sometimes oblate, 14–33 × 11–24 µm; medial cells 47–165 × 7–9 µm. Perichaetial leaf apex acuminate, leaf margins entire to serrulate. Seta 0.5–0.8 cm. Capsule 0.8–1.5 mm; operculum 0.2–0.5 mm.

Phenology: Capsules mature winter.
Habitat: Woods, rotten logs, exposed tree roots
Elevation: low elevations (0-100 m)


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Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Asia, Africa.


Entodontopsis leucostega is recognized by the glossy, complanate-foliate plants with erect-spreading, narrow, acuminate leaves, elongate laminal cells with tapering ends that are smooth or sometimes prorulose on the abaxial surface, and erect or inclined to cernuous capsules.

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Lower Taxa


AuthorWilliam R. Buck + and Robert R. Ireland Jr. +
Authority(Bridel) W. R. Buck & Ireland +
BasionymsLeskea leucostega +
DistributionFla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, Asia + and Africa. +
Elevationlow elevations (0-100 m) +
HabitatWoods, rotten logs, exposed tree roots +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
PhenologyCapsules mature winter. +
Publication titleNova Hedwigia +
Publication year1985 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V28/V28 736.xml +
Special statusIllustrated +
SynonymsStereophyllum leucostegum +
Taxon familyStereophyllaceae +
Taxon nameEntodontopsis leucostega +
Taxon parentEntodontopsis +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 28 +