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Eucamptodon perichaetialis Montagne 1845

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Eucamptodon perichaetialis

Eucamptodon perichaetialis (Mont.) Mont., Ann. Sc. Nat. Bot. ser. 3, 5:14 f. 3, 1845.

Weisia perichaetialis Mont., Ann. Sc. Nat. Bot. ser. 3, 4:119, 1845. [Original material: Southern Chile, coll. C. Gay.]

Plants yellowish green, brownish below, to 7 mm high. Leaves erect-spreading, 3.0–3.3 mm long, 0.8 mm wide, oblong-lanceolate, sometimes rather short-acute, leaf slightly keeled above; margins erect, entire; costa narrow, lacking in lower 1/3; cells of upper lamina narrow, elongate, 40–100 μm long, 12–15 μm wide, with thick walls; apical cells mostly 30–50 μm long; alar cells 35–40 μm, quadrate, numerous, brownish. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves to 5 mm long, narrowly attenuate. Setae 3–4 mm long, yellowish. Capsules oblong, 1.2 mm long, 0.5 mm wide, erect to inclined; peristome teeth pale when old, minutely papillose. Spores irregular in shape, 75–100 μm long.

MAS AFUERA: Cordón Barril, Sk. 31 (S).

The species is known only from southern Chile and Juan Fernandez. All other species of the genus and other genera of the family are restricted to the area of Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia.
bibliographic citation
Robinson, Harold E. 1975. "The mosses of Juan Fernandez Islands." Smithsonian Contributions to Botany. 1-88. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.0081024X.27