Lindbergia mexicana

(Bescherelle) Cardot

Rev. Bryol. 37: 51. 1910.

Illustrated
Basionym: Leskea mexicana Bescherelle Mém. Soc. Natl. Sci. Nat. Cherbourg 16: 233. 1872
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 354.

Plants dark green, dull. Stems often curved, subjulaceous when dry. Leaves appressed when dry, widespreading when moist, broadly ovatelanceolate, gradually narrowed to apex, 1 mm; margins entire; apex concolorous; costa ending just below apex, broad; basal laminal cells subquadrate; medial cells oval, 3–7 µm, indistinctly 1-papillose; apical cells elongate, smooth. Specialized asexual reproduction with brood branches absent. Seta 0.8 cm. Capsule 1.5–2 mm. Spores 20–24 µm, smooth.


Phenology: Capsules mature May–Dec.
Habitat: Tree bark, shrubs, rotten wood
Elevation: high elevations (1700-3000 m)

Distribution

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N.Mex., Tex., Mexico (Chihuahua), Mexico (Coahuila), Mexico (Tamaulipas), Central America (Guatemala)

Discussion

Lindbergia mexicana is included in the genus because of its reduced peristome and leaves widely spreading when moist. Plants of L. mexicana differ from others in the genus in a strict sense in having leaves with less distinctly papillose cells (H. A. Crum and W. R. Buck 1994). Lindbergia mexicana is distinguished from L. brachyptera by branches that are subjulaceous when dry, leaves that are acute to short-acuminate, a broad costa extending nearly to the apex, and indistinctly 1-papillose laminal cells. The basal laminal cells are wider than long, in several rows.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Lindbergia mexicana"
concolorous +
Paul L. Redfearn Jr. +
(Bescherelle) Cardot +
adherent +  and free +
Leskea mexicana +
monopodial +  and branching +
spreading;erect +
flagelliform +
cucullate +
long-exserted +
oblong-cylindric +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
quadrate;short-rectangular +
rudimentary +
excurrent +  and percurrent +
straight +  and weakly flexuose +
specialized +
autoicous +, dioicous +  and sexual +
sinuate +  and 2-fid +
N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Mexico (Chihuahua) +, Mexico (Coahuila) +, Mexico (Tamaulipas) +  and Central America (Guatemala) +
high elevations (1700-3000 m) +
not striolate +  and papillose +
blunt +  and lanceolate +
Tree bark, shrubs, rotten wood +
narrowed +  and ovatelanceolate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
toothed +, entire +  and plane +
rhombic;rounded;rhombic;rounded;oval +
blunt +  and conic +
branched +  and unbranched +
Capsules mature May–Dec. +
stoloniferous +
peglike +  and linear +
Rev. Bryol. +
curved +  and straight +
elongate +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (?) +
Illustrated +
asymmetric +  and symmetric +
imbricate +  and crowded +
widespreading;squarrose +
ovatelanceolate +  and ovate +
slender +
differentiated +
Lindbergia mexicana +
Lindbergia +
species +
specialized +
autoicous +, sexual +  and asexual +