Herpetineuron toccoae

(Sullivant & Lesquereux) Cardot

Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 19(2): 127. 1905.

Basionym: Anomodon toccoae Sullivant & Lesquereux in W. S. Sullivant, Musc. Hepat. U.S., 240. 1856
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 636.

Stems (1–)2–4 cm, (0.2–)0.9–1.3 mm thick, terete-foliate when dry, branching pattern often of several orders of successive branching, in stepwise fashion. Branch leaves involute in tubular fashion when dry, 1.8–2.8 × 0.5–1.2 mm; base broadly decurrent; marginal teeth of 1–several cells; costa sinuous in distal 1/3. Perichaetia on youngest branches, leaves 1.5–2.2 mm, apex subulate, subula flexuose, often somewhat crispate, laminal cells smooth throughout. [Capsule urn (1.7–)2–2.8 mm; stomata at base; annulus well differentiated; exostome teeth 0.5 mm; endostome segments 0.2–0.3 mm. Spores densely papillose]

Habitat: Tree bases, rock, temperate deciduous forests
Elevation: m oderate elevations


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Ala., Ariz., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ky., La., Miss., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Mexico, West Indies (Dominican Republic), Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua), South America (e Brazil), e, se Asia, w, s Africa (South Africa, Tanzania), Pacific Islands (New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea).


No sporophytes have been found in the flora area; the description is based on sporophytes from China and Japan.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Íñigo Granzow-de la Cerda +
(Sullivant & Lesquereux) Cardot +
Anomodon toccoae +
Ala. +, Ariz. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ky. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, Okla. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Mexico +, West Indies (Dominican Republic) +, Central America (El Salvador +, Guatemala +, Honduras +, Nicaragua) +, South America (e Brazil) +, e +, se Asia +, w +, s Africa (South Africa +, Tanzania) +, Pacific Islands (New Caledonia +  and Papua New Guinea). +
m oderate elevations +
Tree bases, rock, temperate deciduous forests +
Beih. Bot. Centralbl. +
Illustrated +
Herpetineuron toccoae +
Herpetineuron +
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