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1. Bryocrumia vivicolor (Brotherus & Dixon) W. R. Buck, Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 45: 522. 1987.

Taxithelium vivicolor Brotherus & Dixon, Rec. Bot. Surv. India 6: 86, plate 1, fig. 4. 1914; Bryocrumia andersonii (E. B. Bartram) L. E. Anderson; Glossadelphus andersonii E. B. Bartram; G. vivicolor (Brotherus & Dixon) Brotherus; Taxiphyllum andersonii (E. B. Bartram) H. A. Crum

Stems 1 cm, moderately complanate-foliate, branches usually simple, short, sometimes tapered to apex, somewhat remotely foliate; epidermal cells small, walls thick, in 2 or 3 rows, surrounding larger, thinner walled cells; axillary hair basal cell 1, distal cells 3. Leaves soft, 0.7-0.8 mm; alar cells few, region in 2-5 rows in extreme basal angles; laminal cells oblong-rhomboidal, 10-25 × 5µm, walls often firm; apical cells shorter. Capsule maturity unknown. Moist, shaded rock in cool ravines; moderate elevations (400-500 m); N.C., S.C.; Asia (China, India, Sri Lanka); Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Zaire).

Bryocrumia vivicolor is distinguished by the slender habit, obtuse leaf apices, and wet rock substrate.


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