Herpetineuron

(Müller Hal.) Cardot
Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 19(2): 127. 1905.
Etymology: Greek herpes, snake, and neuron, nerve, alluding to terminally strongly sinuous costa
Basionym: Anomodon sect. Herpetineuron Müller Hal. Flora 73: 496. 1890
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 635. Mentioned on page 629, 653.

Plants large, green, dark green, or yellowish brown. Stems with branches arcuate, circinate or often attenuate to flagellate; central strand cells well differentiated, smaller; pseudoparaphyllia absent. Branch leaves incurved, secund when dry, erect, not complanate when moist, ovate-lanceolate, gradually tapered from base to apex, somewhat plicate proximally; margins plane, serrate in distal 1/3–1/4; apex sharply acuminate; costa strong, not obscured by laminal cells, not 2-fid at end, abaxial costa cells smooth; laminal cells rectangular to rhombic, slightly longer than wide, smooth, walls somewhat thickened; distal cells sometimes prorulate. Perichaetial leaves somewhat differentiated. [Seta 1.4–1.6 cm. Capsule slightly asymmetric; stomata few; peristome fairly well developed; exostome teeth yellowish, papillose and faintly striolate at base and beyond; endostome basal membrane to 3 or 4 cells high, segments papillose throughout. Calyptra smooth. Spores 16–22 µm].

Distribution

Nearly worldwide, mostly temperate or montane regions.

Discussion

Species 1.

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Íñigo Granzow-de la Cerda +
(Müller Hal.) Cardot +
Anomodon sect. Herpetineuron +
Nearly worldwide +  and mostly temperate or montane regions. +
Greek herpes, snake, and neuron, nerve, alluding to terminally strongly sinuous costa +
Beih. Bot. Centralbl. +
norris1961a +
Herpetineuron +
Anomodontaceae +