Utkast Eur. Bladmoss., 35. 1878 ,
North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific Islands (Hawaii, New Zealand).
Saelania is morphologically close to Ceratodon, but differs in having the leaves a glaucous blue-green; seta yellow to yellow-brown; capsule yellow-brown, erect, and somewhat plicate but not strongly sulcate when dry; peristome reddish brown, densely papillose, divided to near the base into two unbordered filaments; and spores greenish to yellowish brown and larger, 15–20(–22) µm. In Ceratodon the leaves are yellowish green to brownish or reddish green; seta reddish to purplish; capsules dark reddish brown to purplish, erect to inclined or horizontal, and when dry usually strongly sulcate; peristome teeth dark red, papillose, divided to near the base into 2 filiform segments with pale borders and the segments often united at the nodes; and spores yellow to greenish yellow, and smaller (10–15 µm).
|Author||Rodney D. Seppelt +|
|Distribution||North America +, Europe +, Asia +, Africa +, Pacific Islands (Hawaii + and New Zealand). +|
|Etymology||For Anders Thiodolf Saelan, 1834–1921, Finnish botanist +|
|Illustrator||Patricia M. Eckel +|
|Publication title||Utkast Eur. Bladmoss., +|
|Source xml||https://email@example.com/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/9216fc802291cd3df363fd52122300479582ede7/coarse grained fna xml/V27/V27 662.xml +|
|Taxon family||Ditrichaceae +|
|Taxon name||Saelania +|
|Taxon parent||Ditrichaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 27 +|