in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 227/228[I,3]: 877, fig. 643. 1907.

Etymology: Genus Schwetschkea and Greek -opsis, resembling
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 475. Mentioned on page 474, 476, 642.

Plants small to medium-sized. Stems pinnate. Stem and branch leaves with shape similar, size often noticeably differentiated; margins serrulate; ecostate or costa double, short; medial and distal laminal cells oblong-rhomboidal. Sexual condition phyllodioicous. Seta orangish red, fading to yellow with age. Capsule with operculum obliquely conic-rostrate.


North America, West Indies (Cuba), e Asia.


Species ca. 6 (1 in the flora).

Recent molecular evidence suggests that Schwetschkeopsis might be more closely allied to members of Anomodontaceae than Myriniaceae (W. R. Buck and B. Goffinet 2000).

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