Monographs Details: Syrrhopodon
Authority: Sharp, Aaron J., et al. 1994. The Moss Flora of Mexico. Part One: Sphagnales to Bryales. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 69 (1)
Scientific Name:Syrrhopodon
Description:Species Description - Small to large plants, mostly erect and caespitose, brownish- to yellowish-green. Leaves straight to highly dry, mostly erect-spreading when moist; margins mostly thickened, often conspicuously toothed, in some species bordered entirely or in part by elongate cells; cells rounded-quadrate. Capsules exserted (in the Mexican species); operculum rostrate; peristomes present or absent. Calyptrae cucullate, deciduous.


Fruiting plants are readily distinguished from Calymperes by deciduous calyptrae. Sterile plants of species with leaves bordered by elongate cells are distinctive, but the elimbate (unbordered) species can be taken for non-teniolate members of Calymperes.