Monographs Details: Streptopogon
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
Scientific Name:Streptopogon
Description:Genus Description - Soft, brownish- or reddish-green plants, rarely exceeding 30 mm high, usually in small, loose tufts. Stems simple or forked, loosely to densely foliate, sparsely radiculose at base. Leaves erect and slightly to strongly contorted when dry, erect- or flexuose-spreading when moist, usually acuminate from an elliptic base, sometimes hair-pointed, rarely blunt, sometimes bearing propagula on the costa, margins, or lamina; margins ± recurved, entire to serrate above, usually bordered; costa usually excurrent, with a single stereid band; cells smooth, thin-walled, laxly oblong-hexagonal above, rectangular below. Setae short; capsules immersed or emergent, erect and symmetric, oblong-cylindric; annulus deciduous as separate cells; operculum high-conic; peristome consisting of a low, tesselated membrane and 32 filiform, papillose, spirally twisted divisions. Calyptrae barely covering the opercula, conic-mitrate, smooth or scabrous, sometimes hispid.