Monographs Details: Lindbergia
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:Lindbergia
Description:Genus Description - Rather slender plants in loose, dull, dark-green, yellowish, or brownish mats, freely and irregularly branched; pseudoparaphyllia few and foliose or lacking. Stem and branch leaves similar, crowded, appressed when dry, wide-spreading to squarrose when moist, somewhat concave, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, slenderly short-acuminate, ± decurrent, not plicate; margins erect, entire or indistinctly toothed near the apex; costa fairly strong, ending below the leaf apex; cells rounded-hexagonal or rhombic, with firm or thickened walls, smooth or unipapillose over the lumina, smaller and quadrate or oblate-rectangular in many oblique rows at the basal margins. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves pale, erect, long-acuminate from a sheathing base; margins entire or finely toothed; costa short; cells long and smooth. Capsules erect and symmetric or weakly curved, oblong-cylindric, smaller at the mouth, brownish; annulus sometimes differentiated; operculum conic, blunt; peristome inserted well below the mouth, the exostome teeth lanceolate, fused at base, pale or yellow, ± papillose, not striolate, with trabeculae at back below; endostome a low, finely papillose membrane. Calyptrae smooth, naked.


Buck and Vitt (1986) referred Lindbergia to the Anomodontaceae, which it somewhat resembles in peristomial characters, but in most respects, gametophytic and sporophytic, it seems more comfortably placed in the Leskeacae.