Monographs Details: Tuerckheimia valeriana (E.B.Bartram) R.H.Zander
Authority: Sharp, Aaron J., et al. 1994. The Moss Flora of Mexico. Part One: Sphagnales to Bryales. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 69 (1)
Family:Pottiaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - On cliffs in moist, shady areas; Sinaloa.—Mexico; Guatemala and

Discussion:

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Tuerckheimia Valeriana (Bartr.) Zand., Misc. Bryol. Lichenol. 8: 27. 1978.

Leptodontiumvalerianum Bartr., J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 19: 18. 1929.

Gymnostomum valerianum (Bartr.) Zand., Bryologist 75: 277. 1972.

The dentate leaves suggest Leptodontium, but the central strand and short cells on the ventral surface of the costa are good features for differentiation.

Distribution:Mexico North America| Guatemala Central America|