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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 28 | Neckeraceae | Homalia

1. Homalia trichomanoides (Hedwig) Schimper in P. Bruch and W. P. Schimper, Bryol. Europ. 5: 55. 1850. (as Omalia).

Leskea trichomanoides Hedwig, Sp. Musc. Frond., 231. 1801

Primary stems somewhat stoloniferous, flagelliform branches or apices present. Primary stem leaves appressed, oblong-ovate, 0.5-1 mm; margins entire; apex acute; costa double or single, short, occasionally ecostate; basal laminal cells rectangular; distal medial cells linear; apical cells linear. Secondary stem and branch leaves 1-2(-3) mm; base slightly decurrent; costa 1/2 -3/4 leaf length; alar cells slightly differentiated, rectangular to quadrate, 10-30 µm; basal juxtacostal laminal cells oblong-linear, (22-)40-60(-80) µm, walls slightly porose; distal medial cells long-hexagonal to linear, (13-)20-30(-50) µm, walls sometimes porose; apical cells rounded-hexagonal to rhombic, (5-)6-8(-17) µm, walls sometimes weakly porose. Seta yellow to yellowish brown. Capsule erect to suberect, neck narrow; exostome teeth with internal surface smooth, trabeculate; endostome cilia present, nodulose.

Varieties 2 (1 in the flora): North America, w Mexico, Europe, Asia.


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