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5. Anacamptodon Bridel, Muscol. Recent., suppl. 4: 136, plate 2, fig. 11. 1818. • [Greek ana-, back, kamptos, bent, and odon, tooth, alluding to reflexed exostome teeth].

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Plants small to medium-sized, yellow to green. Stems freely branched; hyalodermis absent, central strand present; paraphyllia absent; rhizoids or rhizoid initials on stem or abaxial costa insertion, rarely forming tomentum, slightly to strongly branched, smooth or rarely granular-papillose; axillary hair distal cells 1 or 2, hyaline. Stem and branch leaves erect, spreading, or subsecund, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, not plicate, 0.7-1(-1.4) mm; base not decurrent; margins erect, entire to ± crenulate distally, limbidia absent; apex short-acuminate, ; costa single to mid leaf or beyond; alar cells ± differentiated; medial and distal laminal cells short-rhomboid to linear. Sexual condition autoicous. Capsule erect, oblong-cylindric, straight; peristome specialized; , margins entire; endostome , cilia absent. Spores 10- 15 µm.

Species ca. 12 (1 in the flora): North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia; temperate and tropical areas.

SELECTED REFERENCE Crum, H. A. 1958. Anacamptodon in North America. Bryologist 61: 136-140.

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