s United States, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Asia, Africa, Pacific Islands, Australia.
Genera 8, species ca. 28 (3 genera, 3 species in the flora).
There are two subfamilies recognized for Stereophyllaceae. Plants of subfam. Stereophylloideae M. Fleischer have similar stem and branch leaves; strong costae to 1/3–3/4 leaf length on all leaves; cernuous or erect capsules; exothecial cells not or scarcely collenchymatous; and spores 9–27 µm. Plants of subfam. Pilosioideae W. R. Buck & Ireland have differentiated stem and branch leaves; weak costae, rarely to 1/3 leaf length, only on lateral leaves; cernuous capsules; exothecial cells collenchymatous; and spores 7–9 µm.
|1||Stem and branch leaves differentiated; costae rarely to 1/3 leaf length, only on lateral leaves; capsules cernuous; exothecial cell walls collenchymatous; spores 7-9 µm.||Pilosium|
|1||Stem and branch leaves similar; costae 1/3 -3/4 leaf length, on all leaves; capsules cernuous or erect; exothecial cell walls thin; spores 12-27 µm||> 2|
|2||Leaf apices abruptly acute to obtuse; distal laminal cells quadrate to rhomboidal, 1-papillose over lumina or sometimes smooth.||Stereophyllum|
|2||Leaf apices acuminate, rarely acute or obtuse; distal laminal cells broadly fusiform, smooth or occasionally prorulose on abaxial surface.||Entodontopsis|
|Author||William R. Buck + and Robert R. Ireland Jr. +|
|Authority||W. R. Buck & Ireland +|
|Distribution||S United States +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, Asia +, Africa +, Pacific Islands + and Australia. +|
|Illustrator||Patricia M. Eckel +|
|Reference||buck1985a +, grout1945a + and ireland1994d +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/8f726806613d60c220dc4493de13607dd3150896/coarse grained fna xml/V28/V28 732.xml +|
|Taxon family||Stereophyllaceae +|
|Taxon name||Stereophyllaceae +|
|Taxon rank||family +|
|Volume||Volume 28 +|