Campylopus cubensis Sull.,

J. Florschutz-de Waard, H. R. Zielman & M. A. Bruggeman- Nannenga, 2011, Flora of the Guianas, Series C, fascicle 2., Kew: Kew Publishing: 7

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Campylopus cubensis Sull.


4. Campylopus cubensis Sull.  , Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 5: 278. 1861 Type; Cuba, Wright 39 ( NY) _

Campylopus harrisii (Müll. Hal.)  Paris, Index Bryol. Suppl. 92. 1900. - Dicranum harrisii Müll. Hal.  , Bull. Herb. Boissier 5: 553. 1897. Type: Jamaica, Harris 11008A ( NY).

Description see Musci I in Fl. Suriname 6: 74. 1964, as C. harrisii 

Distribution: West Indies, Panama, Venezuela, the Guianas.

Ecology: Terrestrial on wet rocks and humic soil in low Savanna vegetation; in the Guianas at higher altitudes.

Note: Typical C. cubensis  is well distinguished from C. arctocarpus  by the more elongate upper laminal cells and the long-excurrent, dentate costa. In the collections from the Guianas both characters show 21 broad Variation, which makes the separation difficult. Collections from the Pakaraima Mts. in Guyana include specimens with elongate upper lamina] cells and a rather short apex as Well as specimens with short upper laminal cells and a long-excurrent, sharply toothed costa. The distribution of C. cubensis  is mainly Caribbean and C. arctocarpus  is widespread in the Neotropics (Frahm & Gradstein 1987). Frahm (199 l) Suggested that C. cubensis  developed as a subspecies of C. arctocarpus  by isolation on the Caribbean Islands.