Pottiaceae subfam. Trichostomoideae

(Schimper) Brotherus

in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 212[I,3]: 381. 1902,.

Basionym: Undefined subfam. Trichostomaceae Schimper Syn. Musc. Eur., 141. 1860 (as Trichostomeae)
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 485. Mentioned on page 477, 489.

Plants green to tan. Stem central strand present or absent, sclerodermis commonly poorly differentiated, hyalodermis commonly present. Leaves lanceolate to linear, apex acute, margins plane to weakly incurved or involute; distal laminal cells if 2-stratose stacked directly over one another, walls smooth or papillose, KOH yellow, occasionally orange; costa lacking a differentiated abaxial epidermis; gemmae uncommon, when present seldom clavate. Peristome present or absent.


Genera 21 (7 in the flora).

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