Schistostegaceae

Schimper
Found in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 475.
Plants small. Stems erect, arising from a persistent protonema that reflects light, giving off a greenish golden color. Leaves of sterile shoots distichous-complanate. Specialized asexual structures sometimes present, developing on the protonema. Sexual condition apparently dioicous, though male and female plants develop on the same protonemal mat; perichaetial leaves linear-lanceolate, acute, clustered distally on naked stem. Seta straight, smooth. Capsule with peristome absent. Operculum plano-convex. Calyptra conic-mitrate. Spores sticky, elliptic.
Facts about "Schistostegaceae"
AuthorJudith A. Harpel +
IllustratorPatricia M. Eckel +
Referenceedwards1978a + and ignatov2001a +
Taxon nameSchistostegaceae +
Taxon rankfamily +
VolumeVolume 27 +