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4. Sematophyllum subpinnatum (Bridel) E. Britton, Bryologist. 21: 28. 1918.

Leskea subpinnata Bridel, Muscol. Recent., suppl. 2: 54. 1812; Sematophyllum caespitosum (Swartz) Mitten

Plants small to medium-sized, green or yellowish, dull. Stems0.3-0.6 cm, branches reclining. Leaves homomallous, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, tapering abruptly to apex, 0.5-1.1 mm; margins reflexed; apex short-acuminate; alar cells somewhat enlarged, not inflated, light brown, in 1 row, supra-alar cells in several rows, quadrate; laminal cells rhomboidal to elliptic. Specialized asexual reproduction absent. Seta 0.5-1 cm. Capsule suberect, 1-1.5 mm.

Capsules mature winter. Logs, bark of trees, humid forests, soil; low elevations; Fla., La.; Mexico; West Indies; Central America; South America; e Asia; Africa; Pacific Islands (Hawaii); Australia.

Sematophyllum subpinnatum sometimes persists briefly in greenhouses.


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