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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 27 | Pottiaceae | Hennediella

2. Hennediella stanfordensis (Steere) Blockeel, J. Bryol. 16: 191. 1990.

Tortula stanfordensis Steere, Bryologist 54: 119, figs. 1-9. 1951; Hyophila stanfordensis (Steere) A. J. E. Smith & H. Whitehouse

Leaves broadly elliptic to obovate, flat and lax; distal margins with a 2-stratose border of elongate cells, distal laminal cells 10-14 ┬Ám. Sexual condition dioicous. Sporophytes unknown in region of flora.

Soil, among grasses, drainage ditches, fields; low to moderate elevations (100-300 m); Calif.; Mexico (Guerrero); Europe; Australia.

Since the description of Hennediella stanfordensis, this mundivagant species has engendered a flurry of publications on its human-oriented distribution, its discovery in Europe, and the taxonomic significance of the eperistomate sporophyte (e.g., D. G. Long 1979; A. J. E. Smith and H. L. K. Whitehouse 1974; Whitehouse 1975).


 

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