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Meteoriaceae

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Meterotiaceae is a family of mosses from the order Hypnales. There are about 30 genera and 260 species represented by the family.[1]

Description

Characteristic traits of the family include creeping stems with pendent branches, elongate, mostly papillose laminal cells, and pointed leaves.[1] The taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of this complex group of mosses are difficult to interpret, and attempts to structure the taxon are ongoing. [2]

Distribution

Species of Meteoriaceae are found in warm topical and subtropical regions worldwide. Their primary substrate is on twigs and bark.[1]

Classification

Meteoriaceae was originally classified under in the order Leucodontales, but are now within the Hypnales. The family contains the following genera:

References

  1. ^ a b c http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=10568
  2. ^ Buck, W. R. 1994. A new attempt at understanding the Meteoriaceae. J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 75: 51-72. Noguchi, A. 1976. A taxonomic revision of the family Meteoriaceae of Asia. J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 41: 231-357.
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Meteoriaceae: Brief Summary

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Meterotiaceae is a family of mosses from the order Hypnales. There are about 30 genera and 260 species represented by the family.

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