Monographs Details: Acanthocoleus aberrans (Lindenb. & Gottsche) Kruijt
Authority: Gradstein, S. Robbert. 1994. Lejeuneaceae: Ptychantheae, Brachiolejeuneae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 62: 216. (Published by NYBG Press)
Discussion:Acanthocoleus aberrans was treated by Kruijt (1988) as a broadly defined, variable species, occurring in the neotropics and in Africa. In this study, I have been able to recognize two distinct varieties in the neotropics, based on their very different perianths and some additional features.