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Curvedleaf Ulota Moss (Ulota curvifolia)


Plants to 0.3 cm. Stem leaves flexuose-crisped and loosely appressed when dry, lanceolate, 1--2.2 mm, leaf base ovate, narrowly obtuse; margin reflexed, distal laminal cells 8--12 -m wide, with 1--2 large conic or forked papillae; basal laminal cells linear, grading to quadrate at margin, very thick-walled. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 1.5--3 mm. Capsule ovate-oblong when mature, oblong to oblong-cylindric when old, 1.2--1.7 mm, strongly 8-ribbed for 3/4 length; stomates numerous in neck; peristome double; endostome segments 8, smooth; exostome teeth 8, incurved, smooth. Calyptra conic, very hairy. Spores 16--20 -m.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Bryophyta

        • Class: Bryopsida

          • Order: Orthotrichales

            • Family: Orthotrichaceae

              • Genus: Ulota