Monographs Details: Monoclea gottschei subsp. elongata Gradst. & R.Mues
Authority: Bischler, Hélène, et al. 2005. Marchantiidae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 97: 1--262. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Monocleaceae
Description:Subspecies Description - Antheridial receptacles 0.7-2(-2.5) mm wide, 1-5 times longer than wide, variable in shape, orbicular to oblong to linear, sometimes furcate and horseshoeshaped. Receptacle length varying considerably within individual populations.

Discussion:Monoclea gottschei subsp, elongata is similar to subsp. gottschei but differs in the different size and shape of the androecial receptacle and in its different geographical distribution. The antheridial receptacle in subsp. elongata is usually elongate (slightly to strongly so), rarely orbicular. When orbicular, the receptacle in subsp. elongata may distinguished (when mature) from that of subsp, gottschei by its lesser diam., measuring maximally up to 2.5 mm (3-5 mm in subsp. gottschei). The 2 subspecies have clearly nonoverlapping, allopatric distributions: subsp. elongata has a wide neotropical range whereas subsp. gottschei occurs exclusively in warm-temperate regions of S South America (Gradstein et al., 1992). The status of the 2 subspecies has been confirmed from chloroplast DNA analysis (Meissner et al., 1998).
Distribution:Puntarenas Costa Rica Central America| São Paulo Brazil South America| Rio de Janeiro Brazil South America| Rio Grande do Sul Brazil South America| Minas Gerais Brazil South America| Puerto Rico South America| Cuba South America| Jamaica South America| Guadeloupe South America| Saint Vincent and the Grenadines South America| Martinique South America| Dominica South America| Haiti South America| Honduras Central America| Veracruz Mexico North America| San Luis Potosí Mexico North America| Morelos Mexico North America| México Mexico North America| Chiapas Mexico North America| Oaxaca Mexico North America| Puebla Mexico North America| Suriname South America| Venezuela South America| Tucuman Argentina South America| Loreto Peru South America| Chiriquí Panamá Central America| Bocas del Toro Panamá Central America| Cayo Belize Central America| Alajuela Costa Rica Central America| Cartago Costa Rica Central America| Heredia Costa Rica Central America| San José Costa Rica Central America| Alta Verapaz Guatemala Central America| Sacatepéquez Guatemala Central America| San Marcos Guatemala Central America| Gracias a Dios Honduras Central America| Estelí Nicaragua Central America| Jinotega Nicaragua Central America| Matagalpa Nicaragua Central America| Beni Bolivia South America| Cochabamba Bolivia South America| La Paz Bolivia South America| Santa Cruz Bolivia South America| Tarija Bolivia South America| Carchi Ecuador South America| Los Ríos Ecuador South America| Napo Ecuador South America| Pichincha Ecuador South America| Cuyuni-Mazaruni Guyana South America| Paraguarí Paraguay South America| Amazonas Peru South America| Cusco Peru South America| Huánuco Peru South America| San Martín Peru South America| Amazonas Venezuela South America| Distrito Federal Venezuela South America| Lara Venezuela South America| Táchira Venezuela South America| Trujillo Venezuela South America| Zulia Venezuela South America| Antioquia Colombia South America| Casanare Colombia South America| Cundinamarca Colombia South America| Huila Colombia South America| Magdalena Colombia South America| Meta Colombia South America| Putumayo Colombia South America| Risaralda Colombia South America| Santander Colombia South America| Tolima Colombia South America| Valle Colombia South America| Portland Jamaica South America| Darién Panamá Central America| French Guiana South America| Mexico North America| Las Piedras Puerto Rico South America| Villalba Puerto Rico South America| San Salvador Bahamas South America| Distrito Capital Colombia South America| Kingston Jamaica South America|