Monographs Details: Anomodon
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:Anomodontaceae
Scientific Name:Anomodon
Description:Genus Description - Fairly robust plants in loose or dense, dull, rigid, dark- or glaucous-green, yellowish, or brownish mats, sparsely radiculose. Primary stems filiform, creeping, with small leaves and numerous, spreading or erect-ascending, often curved, simple or branched secondary stems; paraphyllia none; pseudoparaphyllia usually none. Leaves of secondary stems and branches similar, crowded in numerous rows, erect-imbricate or incurved-contorted when dry, erect to wide-spreading when moist, rarely subsecund, lingulate, lanceolate, or lance-acuminate from a broad, oblong or ovate, generally broadly decurrent base, obtuse or rounded to acute or acuminate; margins mostly plane and entire or nearly so; costa yellow, strong, mostly ending well below the apex; cells small, hexagonal, thin-walled, green, obscure, and densely pluripapillose throughout (or rarely coarsely unipapillose); cells at middle of the insertion oblong, thick-walled, smooth, and pellucid. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves moderately elongate, sheathing at the base, little differentiated above or pale, spreading, and subulate with elongate cells. Setae generally flexuose; capsules erect and symmetric, cylindric, oblong-cylindric, or ovoid, smooth or sometimes indistinctly wrinkled-striate when old; annulus mostly differentiated; operculum conic, sometimes rostrate; exostome teeth inserted at or near the mouth on a low membrane, narrowly lanceolate, pale, white to yellowish or brownish, densely papillose, rarely weakly cross-striolate at the base, not or only weakly trabeculate, usually not bordered; endostome pale, finely papillose, consisting of a low basal membrane, rudimentary to fairly well-developed, linear, somewhat keeled segments, and cilia short and rudimentary or none. Calyptrae smooth (or rarely, papillose above), naked.