Monographs Details: Pseudocryphaea
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:Rutenbergiaceae
Scientific Name:Pseudocryphaea
Description:Genus Description - Plants medium-sized, in rigid, green, yellowish or brownish, slightly shiny, loose tufts. Secondary stems erect, 2-6 cm high, closely pinnate, forming an irregular, flat frond above a stipitate base, the branches elongate, terete and usually curved to 1 side when dry, regularly producing in the leaf axils filiform, flexuose brood branches with reduced leaflets. Leaves 1.5-2 mm long, crowded, erect or appressed when dry, erect-spreading when moist, somewhat concave, smooth, ovate or oblong-ovate, acute or short-acuminate, broadly short-decurrent; margins plane, entire or ± serrulate near the apex; costa single, very slender and often faint, subpercurrent or ending somewhat below the apex; upper cells linear-rhomboidal, smooth, the lower median cells similar, 10-14 rows of cells at basal angles (extending almost to the costa) rounded or subquadrate and incrassate. Apparently dioicous. Perichaetial leaves elongate, sheathing, lance-acuminate. Setae elongate; capsules ovoid, brownish; sporophytes otherwise unknown.