Sp. Musc. Frond., 80, plates 16, 17, 18, figs. 1–5. 1801

Etymology: Greek pter- , winged, gyne, female, and andros, male, presumably alluding to lateral position of gametoecia
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 367. Mentioned on page 366, 642.

Plants in pendent to prostrate mats, green to yellow-green. Stems freely and irregularly branched; paraphyllia absent or few. Leaves erect, somewhat falcate to homomallous, imbricate, oblong-elliptic; margins narrowly reflexed proximally, erect and serrulate distally; apex obtuse to acute; costa double, short, narrow; alar cells weakly differentiated; laminal cells oblong-rhombic, prorulose abaxially, walls generally thick. Capsule erect, cylindric, symmetric.


North America, West Indies, Central America, Europe, Asia.


Species 1.

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