Monographs Details: Bazzania fendleri (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.
Description:Species Description - Plants of medium size to large, whitish to light greenish-brown, more strongly pigmented in the older portions; stems to 5 cm long, with leaves to 3.5 mm broad, prostrate to ascending; lateral branches 5 mm or more apart, diverging at a wide angle; flagelliform branches numerous, long. Leaves imbricate, convex, ascendent, a little deflexed when dry, asymmetrically ovate, to 1.5 mm long, 0.7 mm broad at the base, narrowed a little to the more or less transversely truncate, obscurely tridentate apex; teeth one to three cells high, two or three cells broad at the base, the sinuses lunulate, the margins entire; leaf-cells thick-walled, the trigones large, with irregular, rounded sides, becoming confluent, intermediate thickenings sometimes present, the lumina angular-rounded, the cuticle verruculose; cells of the apical portion averaging 16 µ in diameter. Underleaves large, twice as broad as the stem, round-quadrate, connate with one leaf for a third their width, averaging 0.9 mm broad and long, the margins recurved, the apical margin entire to faintly four-lobed. Sexual branches not seen. Fig. 32, a-c.
Discussion:Mastigobryum fendleri Stephani, Spec. Hep. 3: 436, 468. 1908.
Distribution:Venezuela South America
| Brazil South America
| Ecuador South America