Bruch & Schimper

Bryol. Europ. 2: 25. 1846 ,.

Etymology: Greek kampylos, bent, and stele, pillar, alluding to curved seta
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 307. Mentioned on page 266, 306.

Plants small, gregarious or cespitose, yellowish green. Stems erect. Leaves loosely crispate to circinate when dry, linear from a slightly broader base; medial cells smooth; margins entire, thickened distally. Specialized asexual reproduction absent. Seta curved when wet, flexuous when dry. Capsule ovoid-cylindric, smooth to indistinctly wrinkled or ribbed when dry; peristome teeth slender, single or variously perforate or divided, densely papillose or spiculose, often nodose. Calyptra mitrate, smooth, not plicate, lobed proximally. Spores smooth.


North America, Europe, Asia, Africa.


Species 2 (1 in the flora).

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