Monographs Details: Lepidozia jamaicensis Steph.
Authority: Fulford, Margaret H. 1966. Manual of the leafy Hepaticae of Latin America--Part II. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 11: 173-276.
Family:Lepidoziaceae
Description:Species Description - Plants small, in dull green to brownish mats, or among other bryophytes; stems to 4 cm long, with leaves to 0.8 mm wide, bipinnately branched, the lateral branches 2 mm apart, becoming attenuate flagelliform in the outer part, ventral branches not seen. Line of leaf insertion oblique. Stem leaves distant to imbricate, cuneate with the dorsal base curved, slightly concave, averaging 0.36 mm long, 0.35 m m wide at the base, the margins without teeth, quadrifid to one-half of their length; the segments spreading, unequal, broad-triangular from a base of mostly six to eight cells, ending in an acute tip of two cells; leaf-cells quadrate to rectangular, 12-18 × 18 µ at the base of a segment, the walls thickened, the trigones tiny, the lumina rounded, the cuticle smooth. Underleaves as broad as the stem, spreading, concave with the segments curved and parallel to the axis, quadrified to one-half or more, the segments triangular from a base of three or four cells and ending in a row of two or four cells. Sexual branches and sporophytes not seen. Pl. 41. Fig. 10, a, b.

Distribution:Jamaica South America|