Groutiella tomentosa

(Hornschuch) Wijk & Margadant

Taxon 9: 51. 1960.

Basionym: Macromitrium tomentosum Hornschuch in C. F. P. von Martius et al., Fl. Bras. 1(2): 21. 1840
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 42.

Plants green. Branch leaves with distal leaves erect-spreading to spreading and widest distally, lanceolate-oblong to ovate-lanceolate, 1.5–3 mm; margins denticulate proximally as projecting cell ends, entire distally; apex acute, ending in long, linear, fragile subula; costa prominent, vanishing in subula, or often ending near apex in proximal leaves; distal laminal cells irregularly rounded to elliptic-hexagonal, 3–6 µm. Sexual condition dioicous, male plants similar to female; perigonia terminal. Seta 5–11 mm. Capsule oblong- to short-cylindric, 2.2–3.5 mm. Spores isosporous, 22–32 µm.

Habitat: Trees, rock in subtropical forests
Elevation: low elevations


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Fla., Mexico (San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas), West Indies, Central America, South America, Asia.


Groutiella tomentosa has leaves narrowed to a rigid, long, often fragile subula.

Selected References


Lower Taxa