Hedwigia 76: 287. 1937
North America, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Asia, Africa.
Species 8 (2 in the flora).
Rauiella has frequently been confused with Haplocladium (Leskeaceae) and Thuidium. The genus is characterized in the flora area by leaves multipapillose on both sides, well-developed papillose paraphyllia of oblate cells on the stems (sparse on the branches), a smooth seta, and autoicous sexuality. The distal part of the costae on branch leaves is covered by laminal cells (as seen in Cyrto-hypnum), but in Rauiella the cells are also bulging on both surfaces (flat in Cyrto-hypnum). The paraphyllia are 2- or sometimes 3-seriate proximally and 1-seriate distally. The stem leaves of Rauiella are erect when dry, somewhat decurrent, and 0.5–0.6 mm in length, with pellucid costae not covered by cells apically and laminal cells bulging on both surfaces. The perichaetial leaves are enlarged and ± plicate, with rectangular to long-rectangular laminal cells.
|Author||William R. Buck +|
|Distribution||North America +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, Asia + and Africa. +|
|Etymology||For Eugene Abraham Rau, 1848 – 1932, American bryologist +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Patricia M. Eckel +|
|Publication title||Hedwigia +|
|Publication year||1937 +|
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|Taxon family||Thuidiaceae +|
|Taxon name||Rauiella +|
|Taxon parent||Thuidiaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 28 +|