Campylopus lamellinervis (Müll. Hal.),

J. Florschutz-de Waard, H. R. Zielman & M. A. Bruggeman- Nannenga, 2011, Flora of the Guianas, Series C, fascicle 2., Kew: Kew Publishing: 8-9

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Campylopus lamellinervis (Müll. Hal.)


6. Campylopus lamellinervis (Müll. Hal.)  Mitt., J. Linn. Soc Bot. 12: 82 1869. - Dicranum lamellinerve Müll. Hal.  , Syn. Musc. Frond. 1: 390. 1849. Type: Jamaica, Wilson s.n. (destroyed at B, isotypes not located). - Fig. 48

Robust plants growing in loose tufts. Stems to 8 cm long, seldom divided., densely tomentose in lower pan. Leaves squarrose-spreading, flexuose when dry, slenderly lanceolate, to 15 mm long, long-acuminate, margin sharply serrate in upper leaf half; costa filling ca. l/3 of leaf base, with conspicuous lamellae at back, excurrent and toothed at apex, in cross-section with groups of stereids at ventral and dorsal side, lamellae 2-3 cells high; alar cells inflated, brownish, forming distinct auricles, basal laminal cells elongate-rectangular, strongly incrassate and porose, towards margins narrower and not porose, forming a short hyaline border, laminal cells at midleaf incrassate, along the costa elongate-rectangular, towards margins and in the narrow upper lamina rectangular to quadrate with oval lumen. Sporophyte not seen.

Distribution: West Indies, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia Peru, Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana.

Ecology: Terrestrial and epiphytic, in moist savanna forest, at higher altitudes.

Specimen examined: Guyana: Upper Mazaruni R., Karowtipu Mt. alt. 1000 m, Boom et al, 7620 (NY) _

Note: Buck (2003) reported C. lamellinervis var. exaltatus (Müll. Hal.)  Frahm for French Guiana. This variety is distinguished from the species by straight, lanceolate leaves, 6- 10 mm long, serrulate at extreme apex.