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Zygodon intermedins

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Zygodon intermedins

Zygodon intermedins B.S.G., Bryol. Eur. 3:41, 1838. [Original material: New Zealand, coll. J. D. Hooker, 1839–1843.]

Zygodon brownii Schwaegr., Sp. Musc. Suppl. 4:317b, 1842. [Original material: Tasmania, coll. R. Brown, 1801–1803.]

Zygodon brachyodus C. Müll. & Hampe, Linnaea 28:210, 1856. [Original material: Sealers Cove, Victoria, Australia, coll. F. Müller, 1855.]

Zygodon affinis Doz. & Molk. ex Bosch & Lac., Bryol. Jav. 1:107, 1859. [Original material: Java.]

Zygodon kraussei Lor., Moosstud. 162, 1864. [Original material: Near Valdivia, Chile, coll. Krause.]

Zygodon nanus C. Müll., Hedwigia 37:135, 1898. [Original material: Greymouth, South Isl., New Zealand, coll. Helms, 1888.]

Zygodon hymenodontioides C. Müll., Hedwigia 37:135, 1898, hom. illeg. [Original material: Moe River, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, coll. Luehmann, 1881.]

Zygodon gracilicaulis C. Müll., Hedwigia 37:135, 1898. [Original material: Greymouth, South Isl., New Zealand, coll. Helms, 1885.]

Zygodon curvicaulis Dus., Rep. Princeton Univ. Exp. Patag. 8:84, 1903. [Original material: Rio Chico, Patagonia, coll. J. B. Hatcher, 1896–1897.]

Zygodon pangerangensis Fleisch., Musci Fl. Buitenzorg 2:395, 1904. [Original material: Pangerango, 2700 m, West Java, coll. Fleischer.]

Zygodon stresemannii Herz., Hedwigia 57:233, 1916. [Original material: Gunung Pinaia, Central Ceram, Indonesia, coll. Stresemann.]

Zygodon coraniensis Herz., Biblioth. Bot. 87:63, 1916. [Original material: Above Coranital, ca. 2600 m, Bolivia, coll. Herzog n. 3413, 1911 (JE).]

Zygodon transvaaliensis Rehm. ex Sim, Trans. R. Soc. S. Afr. 15:271, 1926. [Original material: Lechlaba, Houtbosch, Transvaal, coll. Rehmann, Musci austro-afric. n. 500.]

Yellowish green plants with clustered, slender, erect stems usually ca. 5 mm high, sparingly branched. Leaves not ranked, erect-spreading from the base when moist, somewhat contorted when dry, to 1 mm long, 0.3 mm wide, narrowly oblong with short-acute apex, usually apiculate with a sharp apical cell; costa ending 10 or more cells below apex; cells of lamina 7–10 μm in diameter, mostly rounded with rather thickened walls, finely and distinctly pluripapillose; inner basal cells somewhat larger, to 15 μm long, to 12 μm wide, smooth. Propagula mostly 3-celled. Dioicous. Setae yellow, 5–7 mm long. Capsule urn ca. 1.5 mm long. Spores 13–18 urn in diameter, papillose.

MAS A TIERRA: NE slope Cerro Piràmide, 350—450 m. Sk. M33 part (S); Cumberland Bay, El Pangal, Sk. M53 (S); Cordon rechts v. Yunque, 600 m, K. 313/11b; Wand Damajuana, K. 317/11c.

The species is known from Cameroon and Abyssinia south in Africa, from India, Ceylon, Indonesia, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and South America north to Bolivia.
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Robinson, Harold E. 1975. "The mosses of Juan Fernandez Islands." Smithsonian Contributions to Botany. 1-88. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.0081024X.27