P. Beauvois

Prodr. Aethéogam., 36, 87. 1805

Etymology: Greek rhakos, rag or remnant, and pilos, felt cap, alluding to basally torn calyptra of some taxa
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 246. Mentioned on page 650.
Plants in low, tangled mats. Stems sometimes leafless at apices, flagelliform. Leaves with costa strong. Sexual condition autoicous or synoicous, usually pseudautoicous with dwarf male plants; perigonia axillary; perichaetial leaves small, apex long-awned. Capsule sulcate when dry; stomata present proximally; operculum rostrate; exostome teeth with zigzag median line; endostome segments delicate, cilia delicate, nodose. Calyptra usually with delicate hairs proximally, sometimes naked with age.


Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Islands, Australia.


Species ca. 63 (1 in the flora).



Lower Taxa