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Mielichhof'S Copper Moss (Mielichhoferia mielichhoferiana)


Plants medium-sized to large, dark green, dull. Leaves erect to spreading or often slightly secund, 0.6-1.3 mm; distal medial laminal cells hexagonal to rhomboidal, 50-90 -m, walls moderately thick. Specialized asexual reproduction absent or rarely present as axillary bulbiform gemmae. Sexual condition dioicous. Capsule erect or inclined to 20-; peristome double; exostome present; endostome basal membrane rudimentary, adherent to exostome teeth, segments absent. Spores 15-22 -m, roughened.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Bryophyta

        • Class: Bryopsida

          • Order: Bryales

            • Family: Bryaceae

              • Genus: Mielichhoferia