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1. Racopilum P. Beauvois, Prodr. Aethéogam. 36, 87. 1805. • [Greek rhakos, rag or remnant, and pilos, felt cap, alluding to basally torn calyptra of some taxa].

Plants in low, tangled mats. Stems sometimes leafless at apices, flagelliform. Leaves with costa strong. Sexual condition autoicous or synoicous, usually pseudautoicous with dwarf male plants; perigonia axillary; perichaetial leaves small, apex long-awned. Capsule sulcate when dry; stomata present proximally; operculum rostrate; exostome teeth with zigzag median line; endostome segments delicate, cilia delicate, nodose. Calyptra usually with delicate hairs proximally, sometimes naked with age.

Species ca. 63 (1 in the flora): Florida, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Islands, Australia.

Lower Taxon


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