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17. Hyophila Brid., Bryol. Univ. 1:760. 1827.


Plants small, to 10 mm high, green above, red to reddish brown or dark green below, in dense tufts. Stems erect, simple, rarely branched; central strand present or absent. Leaves usually rosulate, incurved or contorted when dry, oblong-elliptic to oblong-spatulate or oblong-lanceolate to lanceo-ligulate, blunt to rounded-obtuse or weakly apiculate at the apex; margins entire or serrulate; costa stout, percurrent to shortly excurrent; upper leaf cells small, quadrate to rounded-hexagonal, smooth or papillose; basal cells rectangular, smooth, hyaline. Dioicous or autoicous. Perichaetial leaves smaller than or similar to stem leaves. Setae elongate, straight; capsules erect, oblong-cylindrical; annuli differentiated, deciduous; peristome absent; opercula conic-rostrate, usually with long oblique beak. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores spherical, small, smooth.

1 Upper leaf margins serrulate to serrate   (2)
+ Upper leaf margins entire   (3)
2 (1) Leaves oblong to oblong-spatulate, upper margins serrate; cells not papillose or slightly mammillose on the ventral surface   1 Hyophila involuta
+ Leaves ovate-ligulate, upper margins serrulate; cells mammillose on both surfaces   4 Hyophila propagulifera
3 (1) Leaf cells smooth   (4)
+ Leaf cells mammillose to highly mammillose or papillose   (5)
4 (3) Leaves oblong-elliptic, incurved when dry; upper leaf cells very thick-walled   2 Hyophila javanica
+ Leaves spatulate, more or less plane when dry; upper leaf cells thin-walled   6 Hyophila spathulata
5 (3) Leaves oblong-elliptic, upper margins plane; upper leaf cells highly mammillose to papillose; gemmae global; dioicous   3 Hyophila nymaniana
+ Leaves oblong-lanceolate to lanceo-ligulate, upper margins incurved; upper leaf cells mammillose on both surfaces; gemmae absent; autoicous   5 Hyophila setschwanica

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