Homalia trichomanoides

(Hedwig) Schimper in P. Bruch and W. P. Schimper

in P. Bruch and W. P. Schimper, Bryol. Europ. 5: 55. 1850. 1850

Illustrated
Basionyms: Leskea trichomanoides Hedwig Sp. Musc. Frond., 231. 1801
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 609.

Primary stems somewhat stoloniferous, flagelliform branches or apices present. Primary stem leaves appressed, oblong-ovate, 0.5–1 mm; margins entire; apex acute; costa double or single, short, occasionally ecostate; basal laminal cells rectangular; distal medial cells linear; apical cells linear. Secondary stem and branch leaves 1–2(–3) mm; base slightly decurrent; costa 1/2–3/4 leaf length; alar cells slightly differentiated, rectangular to quadrate, 10–30 µm; basal juxtacostal laminal cells oblong-linear, (22–)40–60(–80) µm, walls slightly porose; distal medial cells long-hexagonal to linear, (13–)20–30(–50) µm, walls sometimes porose; apical cells rounded-hexagonal to rhombic, (5–)6–8(–17) µm, walls sometimes weakly porose. Seta yellow to yellowish brown. Capsule erect to suberect, neck narrow; exostome teeth with internal surface smooth, trabeculate; endostome cilia present, nodulose.

Distribution

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North America, w Mexico, Europe, Asia.

Discussion

Varieties 2 (1 in the flora).

Selected References

None.