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Cynodontium Moss (Cynodontium tenellum)


Leaves: Curled and contorted when dry, upright-spreading when wet (Lawton 1971), narrowly-lanceolate, 2-3(-3.5) mm; apex essentially acute; margin lightly curved under for a portion of the leaf or occasionally almost flat, 2(-3)-layered (FNA 2007), finely toothed near apex (Lawton 1971); costa single, smooth proximally, or sometimes toothed abaxially in the apical end from protruding cell ends, guide cells occurring in one row in x-section (FNA 2007).

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Bryophyta

        • Class: Bryopsida

          • Order: Dicranales

            • Family: Dicranaceae

              • Genus: Cynodontium