Monographs Details: Braunia
Authority: Sharp, Aaron J., et al. 1994. The Moss Flora of Mexico. Part Two: Orthotrichales to Polytrichales. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 69 (2)
Family:Hedwigiaceae
Scientific Name:Braunia
Description:Genus Description - Coarse, robust plants in loose or dense, green, yellowish, or brown mats. Stems irregularly branched, often producing stoloniform or stoloniform-tapered branches. Leaves ± phcate, broadly decurrent, oblong-ovate, apiculate to short-acuminate or variously piliferous; margins revolute, sometimes nearly to the apex; cells very thick-walled and strongly porose, each with numerous low, rounded papillae over the lumen on both surfaces, subquadrate to short-rectangular above, linear, yellow, and smooth at the middle of the base and quadrate in numerous rows at basal margins. Monoicous. Perichaetia becoming lateral because of innovation; bracts erect, ± elongate, long-acuminate, phcate. Setae short to elongate, straight or nearly so, smooth; capsules exserted, cyhndric, narrowly ovoid-cylindric, or subglobose from a very short neck, smooth or ± furrowed; operculum stoutly and obliquely long-rostrate; exothecial cells thick-walled, hexagonal, smaller in several suboral rows. Spores brown, finely papillose. Calyptrae large, cucullate, smooth, naked.