Monographs Details: Sphaerothecium
Authority: Frahm, Jan-Peter. 1991. Dicranaceae: Campylopodioideae, Paraleucobryoideae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 54: 1-238. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Dicranaceae
Scientific Name:Sphaerothecium
Discussion:A genus with three species worldwide, one each in the neotropics, in southern Africa and Sri Lanka. All species are known from only a few localities in a very small range. This and the disjunct occurrences indicate an old age for the genus. The present ranges seem to be relicts from larger ranges in former climatic periods. For a short review of the genus see Frahm (1986b).