(Schimper) Kindberg

Canad. Rec. Sci. 6: 72. 1894

Etymology: Greek heteros, different, and phyllon, leaf, alluding to somewhat different stem and branch leaves
Basionyms: Hypnum subg. Heterophyllium Schimper Syn. Musc. Eur., 629. 1860
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 579. Mentioned on page 520, 571, 645.
Plants medium-sized to large, yellow-green to red bronze, strongly or weakly glossy. Stems 2–6 cm, somewhat to weakly complanate-foliate, subpinnate to irregularly branched. Leaves erect-spreading, ovate to lanceolate; margins toothed distally; apex long-acuminate; costa double or obscure; alar cells quadrate or rectangular, enlarged, pigmented, walls thick, region differentiated in several rows, middle lamella apparent, supra-alar cells differentiated; laminal cells elongate, flexuose, smooth. Sexual condition autoicous or dioicous. Seta 2–4 cm. Capsule inclined to suberect, cylindric; exothecial cell walls not collenchymatous; operculum conic.


se United States, Mexico, Central America, Eurasia, Pacific Islands.


Species 1.

Facts about "Heterophyllium"
AuthorWilfred B. Schofield† +
Authority(Schimper) Kindberg +
BasionymsHypnum subg. Heterophyllium +
Distributionse United States +, Mexico +, Central America +, Eurasia + and Pacific Islands. +
EtymologyGreek heteros, different, and phyllon, leaf, alluding to somewhat different stem and branch leaves +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Publication titleCanad. Rec. Sci. +
Publication year1894 +
Referencerobinson1966a +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V28/V28 908.xml +
Taxon familySematophyllaceae +
Taxon nameHeterophyllium +
Taxon parentSematophyllaceae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 28 +