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Dichelyma Moss

(Dichelyma capillaceum)

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Description

Dichelyma capillaceum (Withering) Myrin, Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Handl. 1832: 278. 1833. Fontinalis capillacea Withering, Syst. Arr. Brit. Pl. ed. 4, 3: 773. 1801; Neckera capillacea (Withering) M-ller Hal. Plants to 20 cm, green to yellowish, brownish at base. Stems with axillary hairs 100- 200 -m, basal cell 1, quadrate, distal cells 2 or 3, long-cylindric. Leaves weakly 3-ranked, erect-ascending to weakly falcate, linear-lanceolate, 4-7 mm, medial stem leaves0.4-0.8 mm wide; margins plane,

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Order:Isobryales
Family:Fontinalaceae
Genus:Dichelyma
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