Dicranella lindigiana

(Hampe) Mitten

J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 30. 1869,.

Basionyms: Seligeria lindigiana Hampe Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 5, 3: 353. 1865
Synonyms: Dicranella sphaerocarpa Cardot Microdus lindigianus (Hampe) Bescherelle Microdus sphaerocarpus (Cardot) Brotherus
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Mentioned on page 387, 388.

Plants yellowish to green, 2–6 mm. Leaves erect-appressed or loosely erect-flexuose when dry, erect-spreading when moist, 1–2 mm, lanceolate; margins entire or minutely serrulate at the apex, recurved proximally; costa ending at or near the apex; cells thin-walled, rectangular, 5–7: 1. Sexual condition dioicous. Seta yellow, 4–6 mm. Capsule 0.5–0.8 mm, erect, subglobose, smooth; annulus large, ± persistent; operculum curved, long-rostrate; peristome teeth 90–180 µm, papillose, entire or somewhat perforate along the middle. Spores 12–22 µm, finely papillose.


Phenology: Capsules mature spring.
Habitat: Clay soil of roadside ditches
Elevation: low elevations

Distribution

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Fla., Mexico, West Indies (Puerto Rico), Central America (Costa Rica), Central America (Honduras), South America (Colombia)

Discussion

Dicranella lindigiana is a rare species only known in in the flora area from Leon. It has leaf margins that are narrowly recurved proximally and smooth, subglobose capsule with short, papillose peristome teeth that are entire or somewhat perforate along the middle.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Dicranella lindigiana"
Howard A. Crum† +
(Hampe) Mitten +
short to long +
differentiated +
Seligeria lindigiana +
microphyllous +
pseudomonoicous +, dioicous +, autoicous +  and sexual +
reproduction +  and asexual +
cucullate +
arcuate +  and straight +
subglobose +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br />) +
thin-walled +
specialized +
persistent +  and deciduous +
1 (?) +, 5 (?) +  and 7 (?) +
papillose +  and mammillose +
dioicous +  and sexual +
rectangular +
not differentiated +
subpercurrent +
papillose +  and smooth +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies (Puerto Rico) +, Central America (Costa Rica) +, Central America (Honduras) +  and South America (Colombia) +
low elevations +
Clay soil of roadside ditches +
2-stratose +  and 1-stratose +
falcate-secund +
erect-flexuose +
lanceolate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
serrulate +  and entire +
long-rostrate +
nonpitted +  and pitted +
toothed +  and forked +
short-acuminate +, concave +  and ovate +
pitted-striolate +
16 +  and single +
papillose +  and striolate +
Capsules mature spring. +
undifferentiated +
J. Linn. Soc., Bot. +
1 (?) +  and 2 (?) +
flexuose +
elongate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
red +  and pitted-striolate +
papillose +
spheric +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
superficial +
furrowed +  and plicate +
Dicranella sphaerocarpa +, Microdus lindigianus +  and Microdus sphaerocarpus +
Dicranella lindigiana +
Dicranella +
species +
not deciduous +
lanceolate +
dioicous +, sexual +  and asexual +
yellowish +  and green +