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4. Ditrichopsis Broth., Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. Abt. 1. 133: 560. 1924.


Plants minute to small, yellowish green, in compact tufts. Stems very short, erect, simple, sparsely radiculose at base; central strand absent. Leaves appressed, erect or contorted above when dry, erect-patent when moist, lanceolate, gradually narrowed to a slender, canaliculate acumen; margins plane, slightly incurved above, entire nearly throughout; costa flat, rather than broad, percurrent to shortly excurrent; upper cells narrowly elongate, thin-walled; basal cells rectangular, pellucid; alar cells not differentiated. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves similar to the upper stem leaves. Setae slender and elongate, straight, yellow; capsules erect to suberect, oblong-ovoid or cylindric; opercula short conic-rostrate or undifferentiated; annuli none; peristome teeth absent. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth, entire at base. Spores spherical, yellowish brown, coarsely papillose.

1 Opercula not differentiated; capsules cylindric; leaf acumina erect   1 Ditrichopsis clausa
+ Opercula differentiated; capsules oblong-ovoid; leaf acumina contorted   2 Ditrichopsis gymnostoma

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