Myrinia

Schimper

Syn. Musc. Eur., 482. 1860

Etymology: For Claes Gustav Myrin, 1803 – 1835, Swedish bryologist
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 475. Mentioned on page 474, 654.
Plants small. Stems often and irregularly branched. Stem and branch leaves with shape and size similar; margins entire; costa single; medial and distal laminal cells short-rhomboidal. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta pale yellow. Capsule with operculum convex-conic.

Distribution

n North America, South America (Brazil), Europe, Asia.

Discussion

Species 2 (1 in the flora).

The second species in the genus, Myrinia brasiliensis (Hampe) Schimper, is known from Brazil.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa