Monographs Details: Calymperes mitrafugax Florsch.
Authority: Reese, William D. 1993. Calymperaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 58: 1-102. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Species Description - Plants green to yellowish-green, in turfs; rhi-zoids reddish-brown; stems to 1.5 cm tall. Leaves acuminate, to 5 mm long, involute and curved when dry, erect-spreading when moist; margins of upper lamina thickened, mostly entire, margins of lower lamina sharply serrate-toothed; ten-iolae lacking but leaf shoulders strongly bordered by many rows of elongate thick-walled cells; cancellinae irregularly truncate distally; median leaf cells rounded to elliptic, mostly ca. 12 µm long, finely papillose dorsally, mammillose ventrally; gemmae borne ventrally on tips of undifferentiated leaves. Seta 3 mm long; capsule 1.5 mm long. Spores finely granular, 18-23 pm. Calyptra 3.5 mm long.

Discussion:This rare species is generally similar to C. platyloma but differs, among other ways, in its smaller and finely papillose leaf cells, in contrast to the larger and strongly papillose cells of C. platyloma.
Distribution:Venezuela South America| Bolívar Venezuela South America| Suriname South America| French Guiana South America| Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni French Guiana South America| Peru South America| San Martín Peru South America| Brazil South America| Amazonas Brazil South America| Mato Grosso Brazil South America| Pará Brazil South America|