Hageniella

Brotherus

Öfvers. Finska Vetensk.-Soc. Förh. 52A(7): 4, plate 4. 1910

Etymology: For Ingebrigt Severin Hagen, 1852 – 1917, Norwegian bryologist
Synonyms: Schofieldiella W. R. Buck
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 575. Mentioned on page 572, 574, 644.

Plants small, yellowish to golden green or brownish, glossy. Stems 1–3(–6) cm, not complanate-foliate, irregularly branched. Leaves appressed to erect-spreading, sometimes weakly secund, ovate; margins toothed at apex; apex broadly acute; ecostate or costa 2-fid; alar cells rounded, somewhat inflated, pigmented or not, walls thin, region in 1 row, middle lamella not apparent, supra-alar cells differentiated; laminal cells linear-flexuose to hexagonal, smooth. Sexual condition dioicous. Seta 1–1.5 cm. Capsule inclined, sometimes nodding when dry and operculate, ovoid to short-cylindric; exothecial cells with longitudinal walls slightly thicker than radial walls; operculum short-rostrate.

Distribution

North America, Mexico, Central America, Europe, Asia.

Discussion

Species 4 or 5 (1 in the flora).

Hageniella was noted by B. C. Tan and Jia Y. (1999) to be identical to Schofieldiella as proposed by Buck. These authors also argued for its position in Sematophyllaceae, rather than Hylocomiaceae, where Buck placed it.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa