Tripterocladium

(Müller Hal.) A. Jaeger
Ber. Thätik. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1877 – 78: 484. 1880.
Endemic
Etymology: Greek trion, three, pteron, wing, and klados, branch, alluding to perceived tripinnate branching
Basionyms: Hypnum sect. Tripterocladium Müller Hal. Flora 58: 79. 1875
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 622. Mentioned on page 616, 646.

Plants small. Stems irregularly 1 (or 2)-pinnate. Stem and branch leaves differentiated. Stem leaves oblong-ovate; margins entire or ± serrulate; costa double and short, or single and sometimes nearly to mid leaf; medial laminal cells 4–7:1. Branch leaves smaller; margins irregularly serrate distally; apex more broadly acuminate. Seta red, 1–1.5 cm. Capsule suberect to horizontal, ± curved; operculum conic; peristome perfect.

Distribution

w North America.

Discussion

Species 1.

Tripterocladium is a genus of one species previously removed from Lembophyllaceae, but molecular data confirm its position in the family as closely related to Bestia.

Selected References

None.

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Howard A. Crum† +
(Müller Hal.) A. Jaeger +
Hypnum sect. Tripterocladium +
w North America. +
Greek trion, three, pteron, wing, and klados, branch, alluding to perceived tripinnate branching +
Ber. Thätik. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. +
Tripterocladium +
Lembophyllaceae +