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Obovate Andreaea Moss

(Andreaea obovata)

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Description

Plants red-brown to purple-black. Leaves straight to secund, panduriform, widest in distal half, apex usually symmetric; costa absent; leaf margins entire; basal laminal cells rectangular to long-rectangular, marginal cells rectangular, walls thick, pitted-nodose; medial laminal cells quadrate, 1-stratose, lumens irregularly stellate to rhombic; laminal papillae low or absent. Sexual condition autoicous; perichaetial leaves differentiated, convolute-sheathing. Spores 20-35 -m.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Bryophyta
Class: Andreaeopsida
Order:Andreaeales
Family:Andreaeaceae
Genus:Andreaea
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