Monographs Details: Herberta subdentata (Steph.) Fulford
Authority: Fulford, Margaret H. 1963. Manual of the leafy Hepaticae of Latin America--Part I. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 11: 1-172.
Family:Herbertaceae
Description:Species Description - Plants of small to medium size, yellowish to reddish-brown or black, in tufts; leafy stems 3 to 10 cm long, with leaves 1 mm wide, irregularly branched, sometimes pinnate; the branches lateral, leafy, of the Frullania type with the lanceolate half-leaf dorsal, or ventral and usually flagelliform. Rhizoids from the scalelike leaves of the flagelliform branches. Leaves imbricate, erect-spreading, tending to be falcate, subrectangular, 2-3 mm long, 1.0-1.5 mm wide, bifid to one-half of their length; segments triangular from a broad base, tapering to the acuminate apex of three to eight cells, the margins entire, the vitta one-fourth or less of the width of the base of the segment, ending below the apex, the sinus V-shaped, broad; lamina broadly ovate, the margins convex, with a few coarse appendages, the vitta bifurcate just above the base; leaf-cells with very large trigones and thickenings and thin-walled pits, the cuticle roughened. Underleaves slightly smaller, not so wide as the leaves, the segments usually erect spreading. Male and female inflorescences and sporophyte not seen. Fig. 10 a-d.

Discussion:Schisma subdentatum Stephani, Trans. Linn. Soc. Bot. II. 6: 99. 1901. Sehisma striolatum Stephani, Spec. Hep. 4: 13. 1909. Schisma karstenii Stephani Spec. Hep. 4: 14. 1909. Herberta durandii var. dissecta Herzog, Revue Bryol. Lichénol. 11: 25. 1938.
Distribution:Mexico North America| Costa Rica South America| Colombia South America| Brazil South America| Guyana South America| Bolivia South America|