Bih. Kongl. Svenska Venensk.-Akad. Handl.6(19): 22. 1882,
North America, Mexico, Central America, South America, Mediterranean Basin, s Africa, Pacific Islands (New Zealand), Australia.
Species 9 (5 in the flora).
Aloina is sparsely distributed in the New World. It is generally a very distinct genus characterized by differentiated leaf bases, infolded partly 2-stratose laminae, broad costae, and filaments ending in a terminal cell with an apical thickening; the filaments cover the costa and part of the lamina. Plants of Aloina sometimes resemble Indusiella (Grimmiaceae) in habit and general leaf structure although no filaments are found on the leaves of the latter.
|1||Leaf apex piliferous; costa undifferentiated in the distal two thirds, in section with no stereid band, but with a few stereid or substereid cells in mid-costal region.||Aloina bifrons|
|1||Leaf apex muticous; costa percurrent to subpercurrent, in section with 1-7 stereid layers||> 2|
|2||Leaf base without a differentiated margin of thin-walled hyaline cells||> 3|
|2||Leaf base with a marginal area of narrow thin-walled hyaline cells||> 4|
|3||Costa with strong solid papillae on the abaxial side at and near the apex; capsule ovoid-cylindric, peristome short (to 900 µm), nearly straight.||Aloina hamulus|
|3||Costa smooth abaxially; capsule cylindric, peristome long (600-1200 µm) and twisted.||Aloina aloides|
|4||Leaves suborbicular to short-lingulate; synoicous (or dioicous); capsule cylindric, operculum conic to short-rostrate.||Aloina brevirostris|
|4||Leaves ligulate; dioicous; capsule ovoid-cylindrical, operculum long-rostrate.||Aloina rigida|
|Author||Claudio Delgadillo M. +|
|Basionym||Barbula Aloina +|
|Etymology||Genus Aloë and Latin -ina, resembling, alluding to fleshy leaves +|
|Illustrator||Patricia M. Eckel +|
|Reference||m1973a + and m1975a +|
|Taxon name||Aloina +|
|Taxon parent||Pottiaceae subfam. Pottioideae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 27 +|