Monographs Details: Curviramea
Authority: Sharp, Aaron J., et al. 1994. The Moss Flora of Mexico. Part Two: Orthotrichales to Polytrichales. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 69 (2)
Scientific Name:Curviramea
Description:Genus Description - Plants of moderate size, in loose, dull-green mats. Primary stems with a central strand of very small, thin-surrounded by a hyahne medulla of larger, thin-walled cells and a colored cortex of thick-walled cells. Primary stems creeping; secondary stems flexuose-trailing to subpendulous, irregularly pinnate-branched from stipitate base; branches unequal, subjulaceous and circinate when dry; pseudoparaphyllia filamentous. Stipe leaves spreading. Leaves of secondary stems erect when dry, erect-spreading when moist, ± concave, ± biphcate, 1.5 mm long, broadly ovate, acute; margins often ± revolute near the base, serrate above; costa double, slightly divergent, tapered, ending about 2/3 up the leaf, slightly serrulate at back above; cells green and obscure, irregularly oblong-hexagonal and ± sinuose, rather thin-walled, minutely papillose at the upper ends at back; alar cells quadrate in numerous rows. Branch leaves similar but somewhat smaller, not particularly biphcate. Apparently dioicous. Perichaetial leaves pale, slenderly acuminate; paraphyses long, abundant. Sporophytes unknown.


The genus consists of a single species