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Sickle Dichelyma Moss

(Dichelyma falcatum)

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Description

Dichelyma falcatum (Hedwig) Myrin, Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Handl. 1832: 274. 1833. Fontinalis falcata Hedwig, Sp. Musc. Frond., 299. 1801 Plants to 15 cm, green, yellowish, or yellow-brown. Stems with axillary hairs 200-300 -m, basal cells 1 or 2, quadrate, distal cells 4 or 5, long-cylindric. Leaves strongly 3-ranked, flexuose-spreading to weakly falcate at stem and branch apices, lanceolate, 3-5 mm, medial stem leaves 0.7-1.4 mm wide;

Taxonomic tree:

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